Art Rethinks Transformation for Training (ART4T) explores innovative non-formal training methodologies in the field of interdisciplinary contemporary art, based on sharing the process of artistic creation between teachers and learners.
Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, ART4T is conceived and promoted by MeNO (Italy) in partnership with Aarhus University (Denmark).
ART4T’s basic premise is that art is born from the collective and collaborative confrontation of the artists with each other and with others and from the encounter of different cultural heritages and social living contexts.
Based on these prompts, ART4T seeks to experiment with modes of artistic co-creation that bring a heterogeneous group together: artists, students and researchers with different methodologies and points of view.
To foster this innovation, ART4T involves 20 European young artists and 2 internationally renowned artists (Egle Oddo, Gry Worre Hallberg) and the curator Basak Senova in three training sessions: production-oriented learning activities based on a shared creative process and on the experimenting of new models and tools, including new technologies.
The work created by the young artists together with the artists Egle Oddo and Gry Warre Hallberg and the curator Basak Senova will be exhibited during BAM – Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo in September 2022 in Palermo (Italy).
In this way, the participation of the young artists in the project introduces them to an international artistic working context and strengthen their creative networks across various European countries.
The artistic production that arises from this confrontation and from a co-creation process may contribute to the sharing and strengthening of European citizenship, especially among young people. Thus, art becomes a tool of common reflection on the construction of an inclusive Europe strengthened by diversity.
Furthermore, the embeddedness of artistic creation in an environment-conscious sustainable mode of production, as well as its connection with a digitally connected world will be explored, drawing on digital tools as means not just of online communication but of innovative artistic production.
Read the final publication that concludes ART4T by documenting the process through the accumulation of notes, dialogues, and observations by the mentors and the participants. Diverse perceptions, responses and actions for political, ecological, social, cultural, physical, and psychological inquiries have led the programme to become a rich resource for collective and creative ways of producing.
The ART4T project is funded by the European Union