Art Across is first of all a concept, based on the creation and promotion of an active interaction between the arts of the present and those of the past. Because of this, it is as dynamic as the many possible combinations between the stimuli offered by history and the plurality of today's creative expressions, all multiplied by the contributions made by participants and the variety of ideas generating from the exchange of different perspectives.
Below are some of the current options to be a part of this adventure, and there surely exists many others, yet to be realised.
'AN ESSENTIAL ART HISTORY' COURSE
This series of interactive sessions, designed to be adapted to an audience of contemporary artists or to any other audience, is one of the main means by which Sara creates that connection between past and present. This course offers a chronological overview of the development of the History of Art, featuring one introductory meeting and seven sessions that delve into the arts from the Middle Ages to our times. Expect something more than simple two-hours lectures.
In this special format, one or more artists are in conversation with Sara, whose role is not only that of coordinating the talk, but also of actively participating: she alternates with the artists, taking inspiration from the themes they address and creating connections with the art of the past centuries. Artists, patrons, writers and all sorts of art professionals from history are virtually invited to join the conversation.
LECTURES | SESSIONS | WORKSHOPS
Sara can plan and deliver one-off events, that can take the form of simple lectures, sessions or series of sessions designed in the interactive 'Art Across style', workshops that respond to a specific exhibition, or whatever other form will suit your institution, project or ideas.
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WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
From the collaboration between Sara and contemporary artists can emerge a variety of projects, as an artist's work can be inspired and expand through the dialogue with the History of Art, and the exchange is always mutually enriching. This type of partnership is highly tailored to the different creatives and their work, and therefore takes a completely different shape each time.
Recent projects include a trip to Rome with artist Nicola Dale to study traditional representations of Saints (funded by the Arts Council England and the British Council through the Artists' International Development Fund) and a solo exhibition and accompanying book of artist Steven Heaton's new body of work, inspired by conversations, studio visits and shared explorations of past and contemporary art.
CURATING AND CRITICAL WRITING
The ability of critically engaging with past and contemporary art is part of the set of skills that Sara acquired as a trained art historian, and she is always happy to put it into practice by providing writings or offering her contribution to the selection process and curating of exhibitions.
read an example of Sara's writing