Young Experts Programme

UGM, Strossmayerjeva 6
Wednesdays, 8 January - 19 February 2020, 16:00 – 18:00

tutored by: Brigita Strnad, museum adviser

Young professionals UGM is an intensive art school in the gallery, which includes young people from 10 to 15 years old. The program explores art in direct contact with artwork – live, in flesh, which has an invaluable educational background. They also create artistic artworks by themselves, test various materials and develop their own visual language. In doing so, they acquaint themselves with professions such as an artist, a curator, a photographer ... The program emphasizes getting to know contemporary art, which we observe and warn about it not being practiced or practiced too little in schoolwork. In addition, why do we consider it necessary for young people to get to know contemporary art? They are exposed daily to a wide range of visual information, so it is crucial for them to learn how to read, understand and critically process those. Art has great potential for developing such things as critical thinking. Also, art is a tool through which they discover the world and themselves in it.

At the first meeting, UGM Young Experts will get to know UGM as an institution. You will see the exhibition grounds, the depots, the documentation, and browse through the books from our library. At the next meeting, you will explore the work of Slovenian artist Meta Grgurevič, who shapes the spaces as a whole artwork, in which she combines painting, sound, motion, rhythm and even physics. You will see her Impossible Machines, video works and other works of art. First-hand knowledge of the professions will accompany the emergence of an art exhibition. Above all, the meetings will be based on practical artistic creation. Young people will try to create drawings, paintings, photographs, videos and finish by linking it to a spatial installation. The theme that will try to develop through all the meetings is time. The program is intended for those who want to get to know something new, be creative, learn to freely express their ideas and be heard.

Enrolment in the program will be possible until the fulfilment of vacancies – and it will run for a group of minimum 10 and maximum15 participants. This will allow an in-depth dialogue to form between the mentors and the children.

Program Objectives:
- exploring contemporary art in direct contact;
- developing a detailed and critical reading of visual information;
- developing artistic skills;
- promoting cooperation and teamwork;
- getting acquainted with professions in the field of visual arts.

price for a single workshop: 7 EUR / price for the entire programme: 45 EUR
information: Brigita Strnad, museum advisor, 02/229 46 97,