Paradox Conference September 2013

The Inheritance: Contesting Legacies in Fine Art Practice, Research and Education

Hosted by University of Granada, Spain

Paradox, the Fine Art European Forum biannual conferenceThe Inheritance: Contesting Legacies in Fine Art Practice, Research and Education, will examine how the pedagogies and practices of fine art critically evaluate their past. Through keynote addresses and three parallel strands of discussion this theme will be developed by papers and other forms of presentation, representing the rich practice and research of the teaching institutions of fine art throughout Europe.

P Fabric Granada

Along with the Conference, Paradox runs a student field project for European Fine Art Students called P Fabric. P Fabric Project was as a way of linking students to the Biennial Conference. Project facilitates the artistic intervention of students in the urban tissue of the Paradox hosting city. Students are chosen by their institutions and represent the institutions participating in the Paradox Biennial Conference. The international group of students meet with local students some 10 days before the Bienniale Conference to work with the lead artists. Local students host international students, while the university offers some spaces, labs and technical aid to develop their artwork. Artworks developed during the days before the conference opens and are presented by the students during the conference through audio-visual along with in-site guided visits through all the locations.

Urban Fabric Student Project is a parallel event to the Paradox Biennial Conference that has proved very popular at previous conferences, highlighting the most important part of a Higher Education in Fine Arts the students, tracing a line the creation of art and research in Fine Art.

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