American Spirit Art Program – ASAP

American Spirit Art Program – ASAP

The 2019 summer residency program is designed for artists from different cultural backgrounds working together in their various medias and expressive languages.

The two week program will focus on providing the kind of immersive experience that will allow the student to enter the Belgrade art scene and view it through the lens of the artists that
populate it. As well, it will offer insight regarding how aspects of history, politics, and culture affect the discourse of local contemporary art and its positioning and cooperation with the international art scene.

It will expose the student to the challenges of the Belgrade market, and define the relations between state institutions, independent collectives, and individual creators. Finally, students
will be able to associate with local artists and mentors, visit their studios and galleries, walk through the streets, and talk in the cafes where they are inspired.

The objective is to provoke new work informed by the cultural context and expressed in artifact, statement, or curated work during the final exhibition. The residency will be transformative.