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The Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (IHEAP) offers participants a course of study where they can free themselves from the inherited art history of the 20th century, by investigating crucial issues of art in the 21st century, an ongoing history in which the participants will eventually take part. IHEAP is open to all those who have an interest in singular and extreme practices which currently and sporadically appear in the art world and elsewhere.

IHEAP is for those who want to change their artistic practice or professional activity, for those who after several years of art school want to break free of alienated learning, who expect more from a school than a framework for artistic production, for those who reject art as it is commonly practiced, and finally for those who wish to work on essential issues in intimate and experimental conditions.

The course of study is completed in two years. The first year is composed of sessions work that mix practice and theorie. The second year is dedicated to the creation of an activity report and a project. Its purpose is to demonstrate the development of the participant’s research. The development of this document will be carefully followed by IHEAP’s staff. IHEAP does not discriminate by age. No specific diploma is required to apply.

Study at Iheap is equivalent to a post-graduate degree. The application fee is 75 euros. Tuition is 2990 euros for two years studies.

The submission of an application is an online process via a registration form: http://iheap.fr/en/candidature

Deadline for the submission of applications: October 24, 2014

School Office:
Odile Nizon
Administratrice
Phone: 01 76 50 07 07
Email: administration@iheap.fr

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1. Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU):
Re-Schooling* Dinner and Club Night
→ On Saturday, October 18
→ At BHQFU, 34 Avenue A, 3rd Floor
→ With Iheap researchers and intervenants, BHQFU faculty and students, and invited guests.

A joint dinner event with Iheap and BHQFU, followed by visual karaoke or quasi club night (“Images float like marshmallows”**), as a collaboration between the two organisations that falls somewhat into the category of BHQFU’s Friday Night Events while serving for Iheap as its symbolic New York launch.

* Re-schooling = reinventing the school
** John Russel

2. Central Park: LDRE (Line of Research and Experimentation) Acting Out
→ On Monday, October 20, 4.00 pm
→ In Central Park
→ With Iheap researchers and intervenants
 
Iheap is dedicated to extremely dematerialised artistic approaches. Its Lines of Research and Experimentation (LDRE) are composed of topics which guide the program’s research methodology. Partly based on physical training inspired by Pencak Silat martial arts of Indonesia, the goal of this ‘Acting Out’ LDRE is to commit surreptitious actions and form a possible ‘Practice of the Outside’.

This session will be devoted to weight training and footing.

3. The School of Visual Arts (SVA) MA in Curatorial Practice:
Course / Discourse Marathon
→ On Tuesday, October 21, 7.00 pm
→ At the School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21st Street, 10th Floor
→ With Iheap researchers and intervenants, Curatorial Practice students,
and Steven Henry Madoff (Chair, MA in Curatorial Practice).
 
The project between Iheap and SVA’s MA in Curatorial Practice has no finality as an exhibition, but will exist for one evening, bringing students and lecturers, and artists and curators together, to eat and talk in tandem. The marathon discussion will be articulated around a dinner of “topics” wherein each food course — which will have been prepared jointly by students / researchers from Iheap and SVA — will be accompanied by its proper, or indeed improper, discourse. The objective is for students / researchers to advance in their reflections on practice.

Topics: Fluidity, Invisuality, Subtracting, Terminology

4. Columbia University’s School of the Arts: Jam Session
→ On Friday, October 24, 5.30 – 8.30 pm
→ At Columbia University, West 125th Street and Broadway
→ With Iheap researchers and intervenants, Columbia MFA students, and Jon Kessler.

This exchange between Columbia University’s School of the Arts and the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap) will manifest as a jam session in order to engage with themes of improvisation, play, and chance in a lifelike way.

Researchers and faculty will collaboratively construct instruments (in the loosest sense) from bricolage in-situ, then work to generate a score, and rules for the generation thereof, in realtime. Short talks on a variety of interrelated subjects, such as improvisation, composition and chance, will serve to punctuate the activity of scoring as dramaturgical and discursive “frames”.

There is no predetermined outcome for the jam, although there is a hope: to lay the foundations for an anthem for Iheap.

5. The School for Poetic Computation (SFPC) at the City University of New York (CUNY): Education on the Periphery
→ On Monday, October 27, 6.30 – 8.30 pm
→ At The City University of New York’s Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue
→ 
With Iheap researchers and intervenants, SFPC students and alumni, CUNY students, organized and moderated by Michael Mandiberg.

This discussion will connect the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap) in Paris, and the School for Poetic Computation in New York City, both “schools” which operate at the educational periphery. The Institute des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap) is a post-graduate institute for research and experimentation in art, based in Paris. The School for Poetic Computation is organized around exploring the creative and expressive nature of computational approaches to art and design. The session will consist of a series of reciprocal presentations: beginning with introductions of the history, context and mission of each program, followed by the researchers / students’ articulation of their own practices and projects, and ending with a general discussion among the participants and audience about collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to learning and pedagogy in the arts and humanities.

6. Somewhere: Altérations de la Chèvre Phénomène
→ Without specific date
→ Somewhere in New-York
→ With Iheap researchers, intervenants and friends

In this series of slight, ephemeral and non-authorized interventions developed in galleries, museums and institutions, the aim is to alter the usual perception that visitors have of such places, devoted to exhibitions and art objects. Conceived as a tool to help identify precisely how an art practice constitutes itself through its exhibition and subsequent mediatization, the Altérations de la Chèvre Phénomène leave no enduring traces behind.

With: BHQFU faculty and students, and invited guests | SVA Curatorial Practice students, and Steven Henry Madoff | Columbia University’s School of the Arts MFA students, and Jon Kessler | CUNY students, SFPC students and alumni, and Michael Mandiberg | Iheap researchers and intervenants: Tom Bücher, Sylvie Chan Liat, Anaïs Enjalbert, Jean-Baptiste Farkas, Ann Guillaume, Alexandre Gurita, Mio Hanaoka, Jake Laffoley, Jonas Langlet-Manno, Sophie Lapalu, André Éric Létourneau, Emma McCormick-Goodhart, Cédric Mong-Hy, Odile Nizon, Simon Teroy, Hsiang-Pin Wu.

Contact and Information

Emma McCormick-Goodhart
Director of Iheap New York
Phone: 001 301 281 3082
Email: direction.new-york@iheap.fr

Odile Nizon
Administratrice
Phone: 0033 6 46 11 67 28
Email: administration@iheap.fr