Study Abroad/Off-Campus: Documenta 14: Kassel & Athens
June 16–30, 2017 (depart June 15 if flying directly from the US)*
*Note: Dates subject to change
Documenta is one of the important international art exhibitions, organized by a newly appointed team every five years in Kassel, Germany, since 1955. The 2017 iteration—Documenta 14—is unique in that it is situated in response to world political events, by having a large part of its programming in Athens, Greece. Subtitling the exhibition "Learning from Athens", this iteration's artistic director Adam Szymczyk has invited MCA curator Dieter Roelstrate (working in Kassel) and Logan Center curator Monika Szewczyk (working in Athens) onto his team, offering SAIC a local point of entry.
While this trip will focus solely on the extensive Documenta programming while in Kassel, in Greece we will also visit crucial sites of cultural value, from the Acropolis to concurrent art exhibitions such as the Athens Biennale.
We think it is crucially important that students not only observe, but actively engage. In each city, students will have two days to develop and enact performative assignments around the roles of hosts and guests, culture and citizenship, all central Documenta 14 themes. These will be accompanied by art historical and arts policy rooted discussions and written assignments.
Credits: 3 credits STUDIO and / or 3 credits ARTHI (4000-level)
Adelheid Mers, Arts Administration and Policy
Mechtild Widrich, Art History, Theory and Criticism
Program fee: Approx. $2,370 (including accommodation in shared rooms, some meals, admission fees, transport during the program; not including airfare to Kassel and from Athens).
PLUS Tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,497 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,580 per credit hour
Budget at least $1,400 for airfare if flying from the United States for the air tickets to Germany and from Athens, Greece. (Note this is only an estimated figure. Actual fare will depend on many variables including airline, number of stopovers, exchange rate fluctuations, ports of departure and return, and date of ticket purchase).
Online registration begins: March 15, 2017
Deposit due at registration: $525
Thursday, February 9, 12:10 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite MC 112
Friday, February 10, 12:10 p.m.
MacLean Centre, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite MC 111