How to put a finish to Art students once and for all
How to put a finish to Art
students once and for all
Ray Bradbury once said, “I’m not in control of my Muse. My Muse does all the work.” William S. Burroughs took it even farther in recommending, “Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”
Our artists have one non-negotiable condition to take part in this Quarantine: they simply refuse to be guides on a tour that shows participants how to paint as they do, as if leading a flock of art-world tourists.
Their courage involves conveying everything else on this delightfully uncertain voyage: philosophy, motivation, initiative, dignity, discomfort, euphoria, coherence, disappointment, courage, discipline, tears, challenges, connection, work ethic, decision making… ultimately, the trial of living a life that is genuinely committed to Art.
The artists will share their experiences from multiple perspectives and will discuss why they paint and how they experience painting. Throughout the week, the mentor you choose will pose various challenges to pulverize the student in you.
Because at some point, my friend, you will have to stop studying Art and start creating it… Why seek comfort if it delivers no feeling?
Welcome to Quarantine.
Guest agents provocateurs
Work hard. Stay true. Have fun.
Main program: “Muse Hacking”
Mentors: Jeremy Mann, Nadezda, Nicolás Uribe, Vincent Desiderio, Henrik Uldalen, and Emilio Villalba. You’ll be quarantined with all the mentors and choose one lead mentor for your “boot camp”.
Quarantine dates: from April 17th to April 23th, 2023
Students: 18 max. in the studio / lab., and 90 max. in the conference room
Location: Lazaretto Island, Maó, Menorca (Spain)
Quarantine days: 7 days. 12h per day (yes, there will be breaks)
Activities: Art labs, “boot camps”, art talks, masterclasses, mentorships, and workshops.
Rules: #1 Phones are prohibited | #2 Admission is curated | #3 The exact program is secret
Enrollment: jury selection based on a questionnaire / private invitation
More information: Download the Handbook
Wisdom comes from passion, not from teaching. It is of utmost importance to answer the following with unveiled honesty.
We select the most committed artists, not the most polished artists. We don’t care how good you are, how much success you’ve had, or even how many followers you have. What matters is what lights you up from the inside, and that you’re eager to learn and meet other lovers of Art. In short, why you do what you do.
“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom; for we never know what is enough until we know what is more tan enough.” —William Blake.
If your heart is set on attending Quarantine, we recommend applying sooner than later, as applications will be reviewed in stages and groups are likely to fill up. We suggest you select more than one option for your mentor to have the best possible chance to get Quarantined.
To learn more about how Quarantine selects participants, check out the FAQ’s.