Geneva Students in ‘Innovation and the Arts’ Cluster Visit Renowned Art Basel

| June 24, 2015
Webster Students at Art Basel

Art and photography students experience contemporary art at a major international art fair, Art Basel.

This month Webster University students in Geneva experienced the world’s most important modern and contemporary art fair.

On Saturday, June 20, students enrolled in “Current Art” (ARHS 2200) and “Basic Digital Photography” (PHOT 1010) visited Art Basel, which brings together around 300 galleries from all over the world each year, drawing huge crowds of dealers and collectors to the city near the borders of Switzerland, Germany and France.

“A visit to Art Basel forms an essential component of the ARHS 2200 course,” said Julianna Sandholm-Bark, who teaches the course each summer. “The trip is a great opportunity for students to experience contemporary art as well as a major international art fair first-hand, and to deepen their understanding of a particular aspect of current art which forms the basis of several assignments in this course.”

This year’s experience was even better thanks to the photography students joining the trip.

“The participation of Francesco Arese-Visconti and his students in the field trip this year helped make the trip into a richer and more holistic learning experience for everyone involved,” Sandholm-Bark said.

Together with MEDC 1050, ARHS 2200 and PHOT 1010 were a part of the “Innovation and the Arts” cluster offered at the Geneva campus this year through Webster’s Global Citizenship Program.

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