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Summer courses Summer Course in Creative Writing and Art Criticism

Summer Course in Creative Writing and Art Criticism

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Title
Summer Course in Creative Writing and Art Criticism
Duration
45 hours
Date
July 2025
Place
In person in Madrid
Language
Spanish

It investigates the potential of literature in the field of visual arts.

In this course you will explore the possibilities of literature (fiction, non-fictional narrative and essay) in order to acquire discursive tools that allow you to explain and defend your work, as well as analyze and work on crucial aspects of artistic theory.

Program

  • Time and action. The suspended and moving image.
  • Put into the abyss Painting and literature.
  • Criticism of art criticism. The division between “intellectual” and “manual” work.
  • Historiographical metafiction.
  • The problem of the artistic statement.

Project:

Creation of fiction text, non-fiction narrative or essay.

Teachers

Julian Cruz and Belén Zahera

Julian Cruz
Visual artist and writer. He has published four books: the floating laughter, the academy of mars, On a black platform -both in collaboration with Luis Cruz Hernández- and the house of pigs

As a painter, he has participated in both national exhibitions (Rafael Ortiz Gallery, Javier Silva Gallery, ARCO, CA2M, LABoral, Circuitos, Injuve or the Focus-Abengoa Foundation) and international exhibitions (Maumau or Jacob Van Leeuwen). 

He has collaborated in different projects within the framework of art research, among which are Proyecto Rampa, Secret Knots and NUDO, as well as in presentations and workshops at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Teatro Pradillo, MUSAC or The House On. He has written for Campo de Relámpagos, A*Desk, Re-Visiones, Libros Walden or the Montemadrid Foundation.

Belén Zahera
Artist and teacher. Her research explores the role of materiality and materials both in artistic practice and in the processes of ideation and imagination.

As an artist, he has participated in national and international exhibitions in galleries and institutions such as La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Künstlerhaus (Vienna), Care/of (Milan), W139 (Amsterdam), Gasworks (London), CA2M (Madrid) and the Kunstinstituut Melly (Rotterdam), among others.

Within the framework of artistic education and research, she has been co-founder of Salon Flux (London), member of Proyecto Rampa (Madrid), director of the independent art studies program THEGYM (Madrid) and member of the groups zahera+cuenca and (play)ground-less.

Currently, he teaches at universities such as TAI and the IED.

She has been an editor and collaborator in different publications and has given workshops and talks in institutions and independent spaces in Spain and the United Kingdom.

Access and registration

Aimed at students aged 18 and over with basic audiovisual knowledge.

Fill out the form and an academic advisor will guide you through the next steps.

It is advisable to present an updated CV and portfolio in digital format.

At the end of the course, a diploma and certificate will be delivered attesting to having satisfactorily completed and passed it.

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