Master in Fine Arts - TRANS - Art, Education, Engagement

HEAD - Geneva

Program Description

Master in Fine Arts - TRANS - Art, Education, Engagement

HEAD - Geneva

TRANS—, a Master's program in Visual Arts at HEAD—Genève, welcomes students who are willing to engage their own art practice in collaborative processes with social and/or educational partners (schools, community houses, health institutions, associations supporting migrant people, etc.), as well as gallery education practices (involve different groups in a critical relationship with art institutions).

The teaching team – coordinated by the artists collective microsillons – and the guest artists, curators, and educators, accompany the students in a reflection on collaborative art production, on the questions of address and reception and on art as a possible tool for institutional or social transformation.

Within this framework, transpedagogy—blending art and education in order to create innovative forms of knowledge production and exchange—is taught and applied.

At the very core of the curriculum, TRANS— sets up a three-semester-long collective and collaborative project that involves the students along with cultural and social actors. This nucleus creates a shared workspace that is articulated with seminars and collective student-led reading sessions.

This pedagogical structure is built on close relationships with the students' own practices. It aims to foster a conscious, ethical and problematized approach to artistic work in a social context, based on alternative, critical and feminist pedagogies in particular. The participants are directly involved in the different steps of the conception, development, and documentation of the program's activities. A sense of hospitality and a spirit of sharing is part of every day of the TRANS– Master community.

In order to broaden intellectual and professional perspectives, Trans— invites international guests, artists or researchers in the field of socially engaged art practices and of critical gallery education. TRANS— proposes different forms of public address (projects, open seminars, un-conferences, meetings, etc.) to open the frame for discussion about the role of artists in society. The program also engages the students in public conferences on socially engaged art practices and radical education in international contexts. TRANS— program offers professional perspectives in gallery education, artistic intervention in formal or informal educational contexts, art practices in social contexts, and citizen museography.

Head of Department

  • Olivier Desvoignes
  • Marianne Guarino-Huet

Assistants

  • Fanny Bénichou

Teaching staff

  • Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza
  • Claude-Hubert Tatot

Invited speakers

Serge Boulaz, Dias & Riedweg, Janna Graham, Pablo Helguera, Myriam Lefkowitz, Olivier Marboeuf, Mathieu Menghini, Carmen Mörsch

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French


Last updated January 11, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
4 semesters
Full time
Price
Price
2,300 CHF
CHF 575/Per Semester
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Deadline
Locations
Switzerland - Geneva, Geneva
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Dates
Sept. 2019
Switzerland - Geneva, Geneva
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