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Pip Mott - Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency program is offered by Arts Tasmania in partnership with the Claudio Alcorso Foundation, it supports individual artists working in any artform to undertake self-directed residencies and professional development opportunities overseas. International activities may include masterclasses or workshops, internships or mentorships or any other significant international professional development opportunities.

Artists may apply for $7 000 for projects of four weeks or more, or $3 500 for project less than four weeks.

Pip Mott is an emerging curator who works as a Curatorial Assistant at Mona. Pip is the most recent recipient of this residency and is currently travelling to London, Venice, Athens and Germany undertaking an extensive program that includes attending major international exhibitions, attending short courses and meeting gallery directors and artists.

Below is a report from Pip outlining her residency experience so far:

"Reflecting on the first two weeks of my travels, as part of the Claudio Alcorso International Residency Program, I am inspired and energized by all that I have encountered.

Absolute standouts so far include Adrian Villar Rojas’ installation, 'The Theater of Disappearance', presented by the NEON foundation at the National Observatory of Athens, and 'Intuition' at Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, a group show curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti. Massimiliano Gioni's 'The Restless Earth' exhibition at La Triennale di Milano was particularly impressive.

The Australian art world is a mobile and deeply committed bunch – in each city I have had the unexpected pleasure of bumping into artists and curators. Exploring the Arsenale with my colleague, Emma Pike, was a delight, as was running into Brigita Ozolins at the German Pavilion! I also took a trip to the island of Hydra with emerging artist, Rudi Will, to visit the DESTE Art Foundations Slaughterhouse Project space.

In Athens, I met with the Directors of the Snehta Program, Augustus Veinoglou and Becky Campbell, and their current artists in residence, Marco Godoy and Ines Neto Dos Santos. Escaping the heat-wave (and the garbage strike), we journeyed to Cape Sounion and discussed our various projects by the sea.

With every day so far devoted to meeting artists and curators, visiting museums and exhibitions, I now look forward to commencing the 'Curating and Criticism in Art & Design' course at the Royal College of Art on Monday, and extending my theoretical perspective on curatorial practice."

Click here for more information about the program

Image: Faust, Anne Imhof, 2017. Performance at the German Pavilion, Venice Biennale (left). Hope, Adel Abdessemed, 2011 - 2012, La Triennale di Milano.