Describing the eye of a storm – workshop on Art and Writing in the PinchukArtCentre

Describing the eye of a storm – workshop on Art and Writing in the PinchukArtCentre

We invite practicing writers, researchers, curators, artists who work with text as their medium to join the program “Describing the eye of a storm” – workshop on Art and Writing.  The aim of the program is ● to address the subject of art writing from the perspective of writers, ● to enhance writers knowledge and closeness to contemporary art practices, ● to explore new ways in which literature and art can build a crossdisciplinary dialogue.
This workshop consists of 6 online meetings during May - June and a week of in-presence meetings in Kyiv from 3 to 9 of June.The course will be made of assignments and ‘a learning by doing’ methodology, sometimes in correlation with some artists, and feedback from artists and curators will also be part of the process.An exhibition of stories - or masterplan of descriptions, insights, narratives - will be composed by the participants in the week of in presence work.The final results will be published in the fall issue of international crossdisciplinary magazine Nova Express.The language of the course is English.
For participation please fill out the application form in English by April 25, 23:59: 
We will select up to 15 talented practitioners of art writing and expose them to some of the most advanced searchers in the literary panorama, especially working in the area where different disciplines collide and slide into each other.
Program mentor: Gianluigi Ricuperati – is an Italian writer, essayist, and curator. Editor in chief of magazine Nova Express, contributor to numerous publications including "Repubblica", "Abitare", and "Il Sole24Ore".

“The mere fact of this whole adventure taking place in Ukraine, at this current time, thanks to PinchukArtCentre, is not a coincidence and not a merit. Projects like these, in fact, should and could take place at all venues and institutions interested and devoted to the advancement of contemporary culture. We believe that the literary word may be the ultimate tool to address the relevance of today’s most complex issues on the arts. This could be true in Karlsrhue, Milan, Boston or Beirut. The eye of the storm must be looked in the eye, directly, with a sense of urgency and contempt for fatigue. What better ‘place’ to do this, if not Ukraine?” — Gianluigi Ricuperati

Invited experts:
● Leanne Shapton – is an author, artist and publisher based in New York City. She is the art editor at The New York Review of Books, co-founder of J&L Books, an internationally-distributed not-for-profit imprint specializing in art and photography books.
● Adam Thirlwell – is a British novelist, an advisory editor of The Paris Review. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He has twice been named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.
● Lucy Sante – is a Belgian-born American writer, critic, and artist. Recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Grammy (for album notes), an American Scholar Award for Best Literary Criticism, an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, and Guggenheim and Cullman Fellowships
● Geoff Dyer – is an author of four novels and numerous non-fiction books, which have won many literary awards and been translated into 24 languages.
● Vanni Santoni – is an Italian writer and journalist
● Yevgenia Belorusets – is an artist and writer living and working in Berlin and partly Kyiv. Yevgenia is co-founder of the journal Prostory, the journal for literature and art, and a member of the interdisciplinary curatorial collective Hudrada.
● Heidi Julavits is an American author and co-editor of The Believer magazine. She is an associate professor of writing at Columbia University. She is a recipient of the PEN New England Award.