YARAT launches the School of Contemporary Art – AZERTAC

Baku, April 2, AZERTAC

Following its 10 years of activity, especially related to education in the field of culture, YARAT Contemporary Art Space launches the first one-year school of contemporary art in Azerbaijan, in partnership with the administration of the state historical and architectural reserve “Icherisheher”.

Unique in the field of contemporary art, the pilot school project aims to become an important element of the country’s cultural landscape in terms of developing experimental education aimed at training young talents and promoting a program of professional job.

The main part of the School‘s educational program will be the author’s concept, formed on the content of the intersection of historical traditions and current events in the field of culture and the arts.

The author of the concept is Sabina Shikhlinskaya, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan, curator of numerous exhibitions and projects, also related to the education of young people in the field of contemporary art.

The school of contemporary art will be located in the most important historical area of ​​Azerbaijan – at the ARTIM project space in the historical and architectural reserve “Icherisheher”, which is the platform of the art space contemporary YARAT for youth work.

The School’s program plans to implement theoretical and practical educational programs for multidisciplinary artists, art managers, curators and art researchers in the fundamental fields of contemporary art.

The basis of the training will be lectures and workshops led by leading experts and specialists in their fields, curators and current artists, as well as artistic managers from local and foreign art institutions and organizations. .

At the end of the school’s theoretical program, it is envisaged to organize cultural events and exhibitions in partnership with cultural organizations, galleries, creative centers and museums located in the Icherisheher region.

In addition, many public and artistic initiatives are planned to involve the inhabitants of the Old City in the creation of useful places for intellectual recreation. It invites not only local audience but also tourists visiting the country to discuss current needs and problems of modern society, combining local color and national historical traditions of Azerbaijan with popular culture.

The project of the Experimental School of Contemporary Art aims to form an educational platform for self-realization not only of established professionals, but also of young representatives of creative fields.

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Kayleen C. Rice