St Lucas University College of Art & Design, Antwerp, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp and Nottingham Trent University – College of Art have been co-working with Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota in an international masterclass.

Eleven students and three staff members from these art colleges have worked together for one week in Sarasota, Florida on the notion of the spectacle. Guy Debord’s reflections on the spectacle formed the conceptual starting point of this workshop. The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, with its excellent ‘circus’ collection was selected as the local setting in which the American notion of the spectacle could be explored by all the participants. All students and staff members reflected and worked around a multitude of aspects of the spectacle, such as audience, behind the scene organization, the impact of advertisement, the logistics, and so on.

Part II of this project started this week with an apotheosis on 14/03 in Collectiv National.

Jolien Brands
Kathryn Harrison
Nathan Haaren
Stephanie Kroth
Bauke Evers
Careth Arnold
Valentina Stellino
Amber De Saeger
Charlotte Walsh
Sandra Charles
Jose Carlos Pinto Zavarse