On the 27th of March students present their installations, videos and performances in Marfa, Texas
Summer School Marfa 2015 is almost coming to an end. Fifteen artists from two art acadamies have spent the last two weeks in Marfa, Texas. Accompanied by tutors, TAAK and guest lecturers, the students explored the sociological, natural and cultural meanings of the area. On the 27th of March they present their installations, videos and performances in Marfa from 6 pm – 8 pm!
For the third consecutive time, TAAK organises Summer School Marfa. Students from various art academies dive in the unique artistic climate of Marfa, Texas. This year Summer School Marfa takes place twice, in March and in June-July.
Conceptual artist Donald Judd made Marfa a special place in the seventies. He lived there and set up an artists’ residence. He asked other artists to create works of art in and about the stunning desert landscape. His legacy in the field of art in public space is one of the program lines of the Summer School Marfa. The other two areas focus on the social political history of Marfa and the influence of the Mexican border; and the landscape. In short, Marfa provides much inspiration!
In 2015, the 1st Summer School Marfa takes place from the 15th of March until the 29th of March 2015; with students of the Dutch Art Institute and University of California, Los Angeles.
The 2nd Summer School Marfa will take place from the 20th of June until the the 4th July 4 2015; with students of the Academie voor Bouwkunst, Sandberg Instituut and The Cooper Union
If you happen to be in or near Marfa, or know people who are, you are invited to join the artists for the presentations, drinks and bites at the Marfa Book Company from 6 until 8 pm!
Read what the participants of Summer School Marfa see, hear and think on: learn.taak.me