Moscow Department of Culture
MANEGE. Museum and Exhibition Complex
Open school MANEGE/MediaArtLab is an innovative project for Russia to prepare new generation of contemporary artists and curators as well as sophisticated spectators able to feel and understand the art deeply. The backbone of the education is a cross-disciplinary approach with practical, exploratory nature.
School departments and programs:
Open school MANEGE/MediaArtLab is a kind of laboratory, flexible structure, which comprises intensive theoretical and practical work with up-to-date ideas, issues, and projects in the field of modern media culture.
The work of the faculty is organized around some topic divergent for each group of students. The major of educational and research work will be visual, performative, and audio practices as well as projects at the junction of science and art. Thus, Open school MANEGE/MediaArtLab 2013-2014, called «Visual experiment», is devoted to the subject of moving image and new visuality. We are planning to create an institution providing young artists with the possibility to study the whole variety of progressive technologies and to capture the most important tendencies.
Our main goal is to introduce theoretical, technological, and conceptual base in the field of contemporary visual and media culture. This knowledge can be applied by students during the preparation of their personal or group projects.
The main part of the education is realization of students’ projects with its intervention into city life, mass media, and the Internet, as well as inclusion into exhibition projects by Museum of screen culture MediaArtLab and other Russian and foreign institutions.
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