Workshop with Prem Krishnamurthy and Emily Smith at K, space, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Kjell Caminha.
INFORMATION ON SUMMER COURSES 2021
This page is a public information page that provides supplementary information on two summer courses offered by HDK-Valand.
Introduction to Contemporary Arts and Politics (15ECTS) General level (Code: VFSPOL) - offered in partnership with Vector Studio and "George Enescu" National University of the Arts in Iasi, Romania.
Art and Politics - On Friendship and the Political Imaginary (15ECTS) Advanced level (Code: FKAKPO) - offered in partnership with School of Visual Arts, New York, USA.
Both courses are taught via English, available online and free to EU nationals.
The application period each year is mid-February and mid-March. In 2021 applications can be made from 19 February until 16 March. Admission is based on letter of intention (preferably in English) stating why you wish to attend the course, 200 to 350 words in length. You can include a copy of your CV as an appendix to the letter if you wish. The CV is optional, and it will not count as part of the word count.
In evaluating your application, we consider: (i) clarity of purpose in attending course, as evidenced in letter of application; and (ii) capacity to actively contribute to the group dialogue online, as evidenced in letter of application.
The course is open to curators, artists, writers, and non-art specialists who have an interest in engaging with contemporary art. The professor responsible for both courses at HDK-Valand is Mick Wilson. (If you have a question which is not answered by the material online you can send an email with "Art & Politics 2021 Info" in the message header.
You will require access to reliable internet connection and headphones with mic to participate effectively.
Here you can find out more about Introduction to Contemporary Arts and Politics (15ECTS) General level (Code: VFSPOL)
Here you can find out more about Art and Politics - On Friendship and the Political Imaginary (15ECTS) Advanced level (Code: FKAKPO)
Application period is February 19 to March 16, 2021. Application via universityadmissions.se (for international applicants) and via antagning.se (for Swedish applicants).