We, at Espronceda, are very proud to present the second edition of the Prize Espronceda/Arba-Esa on the importance of best practice in the contemporary art and the role of the residency for the young artists at the beginning of their career. Espronceda and the Royal Art Academy of Brussels are collaborating together since three years in order to research on how to help young artists in having time and space to create and work independently, without any influences, in facilitating and catalysing artists’ ability to move across the world and at least not least the impact of this creative period on their career. This period of freedom permits to the artist to develop a deeper understanding of their limits, potentialities and fears, moreover this period enable the young artists to do field work, to work on site, collect, experiment, research and generate new perspectives. The prize aims to underline the importance to create a bridge among universities, arts centres and galleries for building new alliances, moreover this collaboration wants to demonstrate and underline the role of residency that taking into account this contemporary artistic practice. The project is under the responsibility of Savina Tarsitano together with the artistic coordinator Vincenzo Pezzella. The prize includes an artistic residency, mentor, seminars, round tables for a wider dialogue at European and International level. This year we are pleased to host the two young artists: Charlotte Flamand (France) and Leen Van Dommelen (Belgium). This year the price is under the partnership of the city of Brussels.
on the 7th of February at 19.30 round table moderated by Savina Tarsitano on: “the relation between art, performance and body language: towards new challenges, borders and alliances” n presence of Vincenzo Pezzella artistic coordinator of the Royal Art Academy of Brussels and Manuel Canelles, coach, director and visual artist, Bolzano
on the 8th of February at 19.30 opening of “I cried over spilt milk”, performance of Leen Van Dommelen
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