New Master's Programme in Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey

Director: Cristina TonghiniCa' Foscari University of Venice

Co-director: Silvia Naef, University of Geneva

The last decade has seen an ever-increasing interest in the visual arts of the Arab world, Iran and Turkey (MENA). There has been an explosion of interest in contemporary art in the entire Middle Eastern region, demonstrated by new museums and galleries by annual, biennal, and international fairs and exhibitions, and auctions.

The Master’s Degree Professional Program represents a response to the growing demand for professionals who specialise in all aspects of the art of the Arab world, Iran and Turkey:  Ca’ Foscari offers the first dedicated course of study in the contemporary arts of the MENA region.

Venice, at the centre of the international artistic scene, and throughout history a bridge between East and West, is the ideal place to look towards new horizons and explore new paths.  Ca’ Foscari has all the requisites needed to act as the primary institutional setting for such a Master’s Degree Program, in line with its openness towards the entire world. The University of Geneva, principal partner in this ambitious programme, confirms its international dimensions. 

Expertise, both in-house and drawn from a consolidated international network of colleagues, allows Ca’ Foscari University of Venice to present a distinguished teaching staff, and to guarantee internships at the most prestigious institutions.

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