NOT AN ARTIST is an investigation project led by IED and Accademia di Belle Arti “Aldo Galli” Como, involving professionals of the world of contemporary art and culture. The concept arises from the observation of the contemporary art and culture scenario, which is evolving and opening up the market for new opportunities. The goal is to foster a conversation and a discussion about the role and future evolution of all the “side-professions” that accompany and complement the work of Artists and Designers as well as the definition of the blurring borders between Art and the Design Professions.
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The investigation of NOT AN ARTIST starts with several research questions in order to frame the contemporary Art and Culture scenario:
Who are the protagonists of the Contemporary Art and Culture world? How is each of them evolving?
Is there the need for new or updated competences and skills to face this evolution?
How are Design, Fashion, Communication fields influenced by the world of Art? Do these systems interact with each other?
– The Professions: video interviews to the protagonists of the contemporary art and culture scenario: Daria Filardo: Curator – Pietro Gaglianò: Cultural Entrepreneur – Michele Trimarchi: Cultural Project Manager – Federica Colombani. Restorer/Conservator – Martino Margheri: Exhibition Museum Educator – Nicola Santini: Museum Set-up designer – Sandra Divari: Registrar – Marco Trevisan: Art Gallery Manager
– The Alumni: IED former students testimonials about their first step in the art and culture world.
– The Events: re-live the experience of Not an Artist talks during Istanbul Biennial of Art, Venice Biennial of Art, Los Angeles Design Festival and more.
– The Projects: every year, students involved in IED ART courses take part in real projects with national and international institutions and professionals. Check them out.