Wednesday, January 26, 2011

NABA~ Painting & Visual Arts...

Whilst at NABA I will be studying a semester on the Painting & Visual Arts programme.
Although at first I though the course seemed to have more of a Fine Art pathway, when I read the prospectus I realised that there was a lot of time based practices integrated into the course. The subjects that especially interested me were: Video Art, Analysis & Design of Audio Spaces, Sculpture, Aesthetics, Cultural Anthropology and Philosophy.
The reason I specifically wanted to exchange with NABA was because they as an Arts Institution encourage the practice of Public Art and bring awareness to working with spaces as an artist. I feel that these are two very important aspects of art making, both being able to reach out to your local community and to re-define a space/ environment through the presence of your work…
I am very much looking forward to my experience at NABA and discovering myself as an artist within a new city ~ I believe that the programme will be have a very interdisciplinary and open-minded approach, which will help me to integrate within Milan’s artistic culture.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A little background...

NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano – is an innovative Arts and Design Academy and at the same time a dynamic artistic and cultural centre. It is the largest private Academy in Italy, and in 1980 it was legally recognised and became part of the Higher Education in Art and Music (AFAM) system, part of the Italian university sector headed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). It was the first Academy to start approved programs in fashion, graphics and design.
As recognised Academy, NABA offers first level academic diplomas equivalent to first level university degrees. NABA also offers two-year MA Programs, one-year Academic Master Programs and a Ph.D Program in Arts and Technology, Diploma Programs, Certificate Programs, special International Programs held in English (Semester Abroad Programs and Summer Prgrams).
Strongly oriented towards experimentation, NABA aims at integrating education, research and production and at fostering a cross-disciplinary, intercultural and socially responsible approach to education and artistic production.