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Call for applications 2023: Maumaus Independent Study Programme

Application deadline: September 4

The 2023 Maumaus Independent Study Programme, which will take place from January 12 until July 27, is now accepting applications. Jürgen Bock, director of the Maumaus School and Residency Curriculum and its affiliated exhibition space Lumiar Cité, designed and organized the demanding 27-week (312 contact hour) program.

There is a cap of 22 participants for the program (artists or art-related researchers or other professionals). The program’s goal is to inspire participants to evaluate and advance their artistic practice in a motivating, rigorously scholarly, yet relaxed setting. Through debate and critical thinking, the program establishes a context for the internalization of comprehension and knowledge.

Besides regular classes of critical studies and group discussions, seminars, workshops and lectures will offer insights and multiple perspectives on current thinking inside and outside—but always in relation to—the field of art and are devised by a range of internationally renowned artists/film-makers such as Ed Atkins, Gerry Bibby, Manthia Diawara, Loretta Fahrenholz, Renée Green, Florian Hecker, Judith Hopf, Erica Love/João Enxuto, Uriel Orlow, Christodoulos Panayiotou, João Penalva, Simon Thompson and Fredrik Værslev; art historians Sabeth Buchmann, Helmut Draxler, Toni Hildebrandt, Ilse Lafer, Gertrud Sandqvist and Kerstin Stakemeier; philosophers Stefanie Baumann, Bojana Cvejić, Alexander García Düttmann, Michael Marder, Alberto Toscano, Sjoerd van Tuinen and Giovanbattista Tusa; sociologists Avery F. Gordon and Marcel Stoetzler; anthropologist Filip De Boeck; writer Alan Read; and social theorists Brenna Bhandar, Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Manuela Ribeiro Sanches.

Studio visits will allow the practitioners to develop their work through discussions with Gerry Bibby, Jürgen Bock, Judith Hopf, Uriel Orlow, Christodoulos Panayiotou, João Penalva, Simon Thompson and Fredrik Værslev.

Applicants should take into consideration:
–Applications should be sent via email to maumaus [​at​] (submissions accepted until September 4, 2022).
–Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV and a portfolio documenting examples of work the applicants consider most relevant to their current practice.
–An interview at the Maumaus office in Lisbon (online for international applicants) will follow and will determine the final selection for acceptance on the Programme.
–The language of the ISP Maumaus is English.
–The administration of the ISP Maumaus provides foreign participants support for finding accommodation and studios in Lisbon, as well as support for obtaining a study visa, if necessary.
–The next edition of the ISP Maumaus starts on January 12, running until July 27, 2023, with a one-week break at Carnival and a two-week spring break.
–Changes may occur during the course of the programme.

For further information about the Programme and tuition fees, please contact the ISP office at [email protected].

Maumaus Independent Study Programme
Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 – 3º C
1050-021 Lisbon
Hours: Monday–Friday 10am–7pm

T +351 21 352 1155
[email protected]
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