NOT WHY. NOT HOW. NOW. Dialogues

Workshop Date:September 11 - September 15

When: Monday-Friday, 1-4pm

Sessions: 5

Price: $350

Teaching Artist: Bernd Haussmann

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*This was a Summer 2017 course. Please see our current and upcoming workshops to register for a workshop course.

About what we see and what we don’t see. Together we will engage in a creative dialogue exploring how we retrieve information, process it, and communicate it to the outside world. We will attempt to learn more who we are as a person, as an artist, about the world we are part of, and what we care to share. In one of the exercises we will engage in a non-verbal dialogue trusting the visual imagery as an independent means of communication, creating a chain of information that can be read by the individual as well as by a group. Being at the museum we will also work with images from the collection and special exhibits to specifically explore perception, memory and recognition. This creative dialogue becomes the beginning and inspiration for the individual to support and advance the work that one feels strongly about. All levels of experience, working in any medium and any substrate are welcome, as we address fundamental issues concerning all artists and exploring ways to advance our own work.

Participants please bring smart phone or digital camera, along with the medium you usually work with.

Bernd Haussmann exhibits nationally and internationally in galleries and non-profit venues and his works are in many corporate collections and in a number of museum collections including the Danforth Museum of Art; Lyman Allyn Museum of Art; Montserrat College of Art; Provincetown Art Association and Museum; Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ; Longview Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Museum of South Texas, TX; and Museum der Stadt Reutlingen, and the Stadtmuseum, Tuebingen, Germany.

Haussmann embraces the dialogue with his audience and the inclusion of the environment into his work. He engages in interactive projects and collaborations such as “Video Sonic Project” with the Media Institute of the University of Tuebingen; “Darwin’s Coral – One Ocean Project,” a collaborative exhibit with One World One Ocean; “The Third Image,” a photo project with Rick Ashley; scientists in a non-verbal dialogue, “Dialogues,” at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; participates in transatlantic exhibitions such as “KunstTraject langs de Leie,” Belgium, and “Art in Embassies,” Brussels; and creates site-specific exhibitions such as at the ballroom of the Goethe Institute Boston.

Haussmann also enjoys the exchange with fellow artists and students. He has been a mentor and educator at Lesley University, Art Institute of Boston, New Hampshire Institute of Art and at Montserrat College of Art. He has been offering courses at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, and at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown. Haussmann was the artist-in-residence at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, 2012 – 2015. He engages in interactive projects and collaborations such as “The Nucleus Project” with Werner Trotter and the City and the University Tuebingen; “Video Sonic Project” with the Media Institute of the University of Tuebingen; Mensch – Maschine-Kunst im Dialog mit dem Stadtmuseum Tuebingen, with Werner Trotter; “Video Sonic Project”.