A series of conversations with artists and creative professionals of international repute explores art as an inventive process, meeting of experiences, a tool for change.  Free entrance, followed by refreshments.

Una serie di chiacchierate con artisti e personalità del mondo della cultura di respiro internazionale racconta l’arte come processo creativo, incontro di esperienze, strumento di cambiamento. Ingresso libero, con aperitivo finale.

19.02 - Siena Art Institute

Caoilinn Hughes

Writer/ scrittrice

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Writer-in-residence Caoilinn Hughes’ debut novel Orchid & the Wasp (Oneworld 2018) was shortlisted for the 2018 Butler Literary Award. Her poetry collection Gathering Evidence (Carcanet 2014) won the Irish Times Shine/Strong Award and was shortlisted for four other prizes. She won The Moth International Short Story Prize 2018. A fellow of the James Merrill House, the Bogliasco Foundation, Faber and La Napoule Art Foundation, she has been awarded a Tin House Workshop Scholarship, a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and The Ireland Funds Monaco Award. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Tin House, POETRY, The Stinging Fly, BBC Radio3 and elsewhere. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and she was recently Visiting Writer at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

26.02 - Siena Art Institute

05.03 - Siena Art Institute

12.03 - Siena Art Institute

Susan Barbour

Poet, scholar, artist, perfumer/ Poetessa, studiosa, artista, profumiere

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Susan Barbour’s recent work focuses on smell and its effect on the verbal imagination. Drawing on her background as a poet, scholar, and sommelier, she is writing a hybrid book of memoir and theory that explores the relation between text and nose.

19.03 - Siena Art Institute

26.03 - Siena Art Institute

02.04 - Siena Art Institute

09.04 - Siena Art Institute

Luise Sejersen

Visual artist / artista visiva

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Luise Sejersen is a visual artist living and working in Copenhagen. She works with issues concerning religious structures, collective consciousness and the conditions of spirituality in contemporary Northern Europe. She explores the boundaries between different artistic genres and has lately been working with icon painting technique and video-performance. She holds a MFA from The Funen Art Academy and a BA in Art History from the University of Copenhagen.

16.04 - Siena Art Institute

30.04 - Siena Art Institute

07.05 - Siena Art Institute

Boaz Aharonovitch

Visual artist / artista visivo

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Boaz Aharonovitch was born in in Israel, and his artistic practice is based in Tel-Aviv. His main practice is photography, but his works also include drawings, installations and video works. He received both his MFA and BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art.

Boaz Aharonovitch's works deal with time and optics and the relations between them. The limits of the eye and knowledge fascinate him.

14.05 - Siena Art Institute

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