Berlin, Germany

Artspeak: English as a Foreign Language Workshop

when 26 August 2024 - 29 August 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 420

English is the international language of art and can be read and heard in every art context, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to speak. In this workshop, students are invited to improve their language skills by analysing artworks in the classroom as well as visiting exhibitions and discussing ideas in the museum/gallery context.

Despite the dominance of English in the art world, many people still lack confidence when discussing complex ideas. This four-day workshop using Art English will give participants the opportunity to critically engage with images and exhibitions, discuss theories of art and articulate individual ideas.

Throughout the workshop, Berlin will be understood as a territory to be explored and the museum as a place that is not only defined by its content, but also by its status as a building that dominates the urban landscape. Questions underpinning the workshop will include: Where are the lines of demarcation between the museum as a container of art collections and the museum as a public institution? How successful are museums at creating spaces of social interaction? Can they be considered interfaces?

Course leader

Rosemary Hogarth

Fee info

EUR 420: EUR 420