Winzavod CCA
Moscow, 4th Syromyatnichesky lane 1/8 105120 Kurskaya/Chkalovskaya metro station

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Administration: +7 (495) 917 46 46, + 7 (495) 917 17 99
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Laboratory of Art Criticism

Since April 9, the CCA Winzavod accepts applications from representatives in the field of journalism and media communications to participate in the "Laboratory of Journalism" project and beginners who are ready to work with the texts in the "Laboratory of Art Criticism" (together with the BAZA Institute). The projects are implemented within the framework of the new concept for the development of the Winery of the Winery, 2018.

"Laboratory of Journalism" and "Laboratory of Art Criticism" (together with the BASE Institute) - new projects of the Foundation for Support of Contemporary Art Winzavod. The goal of the Laboratory of Journalism is to create a sustainable environment for the emergence of new media in the field of contemporary art, design, architecture and fashion. "Laboratory of Art Criticism" is aimed at maintaining and developing a school of aesthetic critical thought in the modern information space of Russia.

"Laboratories" combine professional training and practice, providing participants with the opportunity to communicate directly with experts and the simultaneous refinement of the acquired knowledge. For the publication of materials and support for students, the Contemporary Art Support Fund Winzavod launches a special on-line platform.

"Laboratory of Art Criticism" provides training for one year. The training program is divided into three terms and consists of weekly theoretical and practical sessions three times a week. Once in the trimester printed printed Bulletin - a new periodical on art, criticism and theory.

The expert council includes leading experts in the field of modern media, art historians, theorists and curators.


1. Acceptance of applications - April 3 - May 1
2. Conducting an interview in Moscow - May 17 - 18
3. Announcement of the list of enrolled - May 17 - 18

The materials sent to open-call are evaluated by experts on general and specific criteria for each direction. All materials must be sent no later than May 1. Incorrectly completed or incomplete applications will be allowed and will not be considered.


1. Citizenship of the Russian Federation and age not less than 19 years
2. Incomplete or higher education in humanitarian or media-related (pr and marketing)
3. Relevant experience in the chosen direction (internship, work, the availability of publications on art, design, architecture and fashion)
4. English language

Priority will be given to applicants

1. Having experience in writing scientific texts
2. Those who have experience in conducting seminars and lecture courses
3. Oriented in the context of contemporary Russian art and erudite in the artistic historical process

Necessary materials

1. Completed application form
2. An essay on the topic "What is art criticism?" In the volume of 3,500 characters

When examining applications experts will assess

1. The ability to highlight the main thesis and to reasonively argue it (defend) and back up the arguments with examples of actual artistic practice (Russian and / or international)
2. Demonstration of knowledge in the field of contemporary art and critical theory
3. Analytical approach to the text
4. Ability to use links and citations