From April 17th to April 23rd, 2023
Vincent Desiderio is a visual intellectual who questions neo-conservative educational agendas and the way methods are instilled, void of objectives and meaning. What’s the point of learning, to subsequently unlearn?
Vincent suggests that the only valid knowledge for an artist is that which has meaning. The ideal sherpa.
Mindset — This quarantine will be neither easy nor comfortable, but it will be real. We do not recommend it if you depend on the security of a method or a school that you can adhere to, or if you’re simply not ready to question them.
Technical requirements — Basic oil painting skills.
Be ready to unlearn ideas and question your education.
Expect to be pushed out of your comfort zone.
Accept the fact that no skill equips you to be an artist.
Vincent Desiderio will encourage you to make your own decisions, not those of your teachers.
The goal of this Quarantine is to transform the way you make decisions, while you unlearn the ideas that are limiting you as an artist.
Vincent Desiderio wants to renew the pedagogic agenda of Art to endow it with a purpose that goes beyond the mere acquisition of skills. So here you will meet diverse individuals, discuss Art with them and question your ideas.
In addition, you will get a clearer understanding of the historical origins and precedents of your aspirations as an artist who projects her or his exploration confined by the expectations of a contemporary historical context.
Main program: “Muse Hacking“
Lead mentor: Vincent Desiderio
Guest artists: Jeremy Mann, Nadezda, Nicolás Uribe, Henrik Uldalen, Emilio Villalba
Quarantine dates: from April 17th to April 23rd, 2023
Students: 18 max. in the studio. 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: “boot camps”, art talks, masterclasses, workshops, and mentorships
Program: Download the
Enrollment: registration is by application only
Who is this Quarantine for?
PERFECT for you if…
- You’re fed up with everyone telling you how you should and shouldn’t paint.
- You want to start making your own decisions, not those of your teachers, and embrace creative freedom.
- You love meeting people like you, participating in art chats and painting alongside Vincent Desiderio.
NOT for you if…
- You prefer the security of a method or school you can stick to, and you’re not ready to question them.
- You conceive painting as a profession, not as a source of knowledge and a way of life.
- You’re not interested in the experience of meeting diverse people, discussing art with them and questioning their ideas.
Who is going to be there?
It is of the utmost importance to answer the following with your most exposed 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.
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 select the participants, check out the FAQ.
⚠️ Registration to any Quarantine event implies acceptance of any and all rules and regulations established for and by the event. This includes a strict commitment to the non-possession and use of cell phones at all times while on Lazaretto Island.