Each summer and winter intersession, KCAI offers students the opportunity to earn 3 to 6 credits studying off-campus with KCAI faculty.
In the first three decades of the twentieth century, immgration to Argentina soared as wave upon wave of European immigrants from Spain, Italy, England, Ireland, France, and, to a lesser extent, Germany, and Russia arrive in Buenos Aires. These emigres were responsible for laying the foundation of a wealthy, modern, and cosmopolitan culture that would redefine European aesthetics in Latin America, similar in many regards to what occurred almost concurrently in the United States; however, Argentinean history is different as there were no indigenous cultures to conquer. Through assigned readings, visits to museums and monuments, and numerous cultural activities and experiences, participants will gain a solid understanding of Argentina's immigrant experience, its parallels with the cultural development of hte United States, and, ultimately, its impact on the growth of Latin American art and architecture. Participants will also explore the issues of ethnicity and identity from a South American perspective, and how these issues may or may not differ in contemporary North American society.
Participants in this travel program will experience the idea of the studioless artist and the "curiousseur." in her book On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art and Place (1999), Lucy Lippard explained that our cultural artistic ethos benefits from traveling and appropriating various cultural manifestations. Participants will react to their experiences by taking on-site rubbings or photographs, collecting found objects, making collages, and keeping a written journal. These sources, or tokens, will be adapted and processed around notions of the "found print" and "memory recollection." All collected visual information will be processed and printed after the program's return to the United States in the KCAI Print Studio, as monoprints, digital prints, or etchings. All participant work will be exhibited after completion. Class time for lecturing, drawing, and witnessing will generally take place on the street, during scheduled site visits, and other cultural activities. Participants registered for either art history or liberal arts elective credit are required to attend and participate in all activities and discussion sessions, complete the assigned readings, and keep a daily journal which will provide participants with a tangible record of their experiences. The journal will be useful in composing a substantial response paper that will be due approximately two weeks after the program concludes.
January 2 through January 22, 2014.
Participants will earn 6 credits from the following courses:
Miguel Rivera, Chair, Department of Printmaking, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherman Reed Anderson, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, email@example.com
Cost includes tuition, lodging for 20 days, land travel within Argentina, material fees, museum fees, excursion/day trip fees, and an International Student Identity Card (ISIC).
*Please note, this price does not include airfare or meals.
October 1, 2013*: Completed applications, including all required accompanying documentation, and a $250.00 non-refundable program deposit are due no later than 4:00pm. Submit application materials to the International Studies Coordinator on the first floor of Vanderslice Hall (if the International Studies Office [ISO] is closed when you arrive to submit your application, you may turn it in at the Registrar's Office down the hall from the ISO) and the program deposit to the Business Office on the second floor of Vanderslice Hall.
October 18, 2013: The first half of the total program cost is due in the Business Office.
November 8, 2013: Payment for the final half of the total program cost is due in the Business Office.
*Applicants will be contacted via email the following week regarding their application for participation by the International Studies Coordinator.
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