Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Education in Arts

Education in Arts

Time/Date: March 10, 10:00-17:00 Organized by: Master Education in Arts, Piet Zwart Institute in collaboration with Castrum Peregrini Moderated by: Renee Turner and Frans-Willem Korsten, course tutors Master Education in Arts Location: Castrum Peregrini, Herengracht 401, Amsterdam (The public entrance is at the back of the building in the Beulingstraat.)

As this is a working seminar with limited space to facilitate discussion, reservation is required. Send your request to: Susana Pedrosa: s.m.de.melo.pato.pedrosa.de.jesus@hr.nl

This event begins with a site, an apartment at Herengracht 401 in Amsterdam. Although small, the walls are lined with books and framed portraits. It is the former house of Gisele van Waterschoot van der Gracht, a Dutch artist who hid a group of young Jewish men and Dutch intellectuals during WWII. The place was known amongst them as Castrum Peregrini, or ‘the fortress of the pilgrim’. During their time of hiding, Gisele and her friend, the poet Wolfgang Frommel, taught them literature, poetry and art. Drawings were made in close proximity – a view of a rooftop out a window or a face within an arm’s reach away. Poems were read aloud or in silence, and meticulously indexed word for word. Once liberated, each, those who sought refuge and those who gave sanctuary, would recount how this intimate education conceived against all odds, nourished their souls in a time of political darkness.

Working from this unique place and its history, the seminar entitled, Critically Committed Pedagogies, examines unexpected sites and paradigms of learning, with the aim to plot spaces for maneuverability, if not resistance or possibilities for imagining and acting otherwise.

Guest Speakers

# 1 “Critical Pedagogy in Time-Space: Chronotopes of Learning” By Peter Kraftl This talk explores the interdependency between critical pedagogy, space and time. It argues that the spaces and times in which we seek to teach and learn do not merely constitute a passive background but actively shape the pedagogical situation and its outcomes. Taking as a departure point Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of the chronotope – defined as a specific constellation of time and space that accommodates particular subjectivities and events – I reflect on how different types of space and the temporalities with which they are bound up facilitate or hamper critical pedagogies as fostering active, dialogic understanding. Specifically, I focus on the chronotopes of the parlor or salon (as discussed by Bakhtin), the classroom (in its different incarnations at the University of Amsterdam, from the see-through “fishbowls” of the PC Hoofthuis to the austere former board room of the East India Company), the hiding space (Castrum Peregrini during the Second World War) and the prison (as portrayed in the American television series Orange Is the New Black). While the physical openness of the learning space might seem to be a prerequisite for the emergence of a critical pedagogy, I will argue that confined spaces can also foster critical and creative understanding through the inherent dialogicity of language, which makes even the most isolated person a social node, and through the materialized traces all spaces bear of their histories, which manifest as hauntings demanding an active learning from both acknowledged and forgotten pasts. In the end, by paying greater attention to the time-spaces in and through which learning takes place, we may be able to apprehend and validate different ways of learning and new forms of knowledge and understanding.

Professor Peter Kraftl is Chair in Human Geography College Director of Internationalisation at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. He is best known for his research on pedagogical geographies, and especially for research into the emotions, affects, materialities and practices that make up the everyday lives of children in education. He also publishes on geographies of education and architecture. His books include: Space, Place and Environment (2016); Emotions in Policy and Practice: Mapping and Making Spaces of Childhood and Youth (2015); Informal Education, Childhood and Youth: Geographies, Histories, Practices. Basingstoke (2014); Geographies of alternative education: Diverse learning spaces for children and young people (2013); and Cultural Geographies: An Introduction (2013). He is currently an Editor of the journals “Area and Children’s Geographies” and was a founding member of the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). He is also an Honorary Professor at the School of Education, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.

# 2 “Utopia, Alternative Education and Alter-Childhoods” By Esther Peeren This talk will reflect on a particular trajectory in my work on architecture, childhood and education. It will be split into three linked sections. In the first, it will critically explore how unsettling and uncanny forms of hoping might prompt a reconsideration of what counts as ‘utopia’. The second section examines how alternative education practices constitute material, embodied and affective spaces of autonomy. Finally, I ask, by extension, whether alternative education spaces constitute what I term ‘alter-childhoods’ – collaborations between adults and children, humans and nonhumans, which seek to imagine, practice and materialise ways of ‘doing childhood’ other than (neoliberal) mainstreams. In doing so, I will seek to raise critical discussions about the usefulness of frames of hope, utopia, autonomy and more-than-human (especially new materialist) thinking in terms of our commitment to critical pedagogies.

Dr. Esther Peeren is Associate Professor of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, Vice-Director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and Vice-Director of the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS). With Jeroen de Kloet, she is also series editor of Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society.  She is the author of The Spectral Metaphor: Living Ghosts and the Agency of Invisibility (2014) and Intersubjectivities and Popular Culture: Bakhtin and Beyond (Stanford UP, 2008). She is co-editor of The Shock of the Other: Situating Alterities (2007), Representation Matters: (Re)Articulating Collective Identities in a Postcolonial World (2010), Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture (2010) and The Spectralities Reader (2013). Her research on globalisation focuses on how processes of globalisation influence the formation and representation (in literature, film, and television) of marginal subjectivities, on the underilluminated impact of globalisation on rural areas, and on the changing relationship between centres and peripheries.

# 3 “A Frightful Leap into Darkness: Auto-Destructive Art and Extinction” By Jack Halbersma This talk explores variations on Auto-Destructive art from the 1960’s to the present. Recent exhibitions, like Damage Control: Art and Destruction since 1950 at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. in 2013, and art events like The Serpentine’s “Extinction Marathon” of 2014, have returned to ADA from the 1960’s and have emphasized the links that were made then and continue to linger today between ADA and the ongoing environmental, health and military crises that define our own historical moment. This recent interest in ADA, however, attempts to draw out its productive and even positive function. And so curators like Kerry Brougher of the Hirshhorn have built shows around the idea of ADA but have emphasized the possibility that spectacles of mass destruction can morph into “something positive.” However, the spirit of the practice of ADA, which was born around the time of Adorno’s pronouncements about the impossibility of poetry after Auschwitz, invites us to inhabit corrosion, to sit with the deeply destructive tendency of the human and to see how the market exploits the contradictions between violence and art. I explore ADA against the backdrop of contemporary trans humanist thought and in relation to queer art projects that grow out of the earlier movement.

Jack Halberstam is Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University. Halberstam is the author of five books including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (1995), Female Masculinity (1998), In A Queer Time and Place (2005), The Queer Art of Failure (2011) and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (2012) and has written articles that have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and collections. Halberstam has co-edited a number of anthologies including Posthuman Bodies with Ira Livingston and a special issue of Social Text with Jose Munoz and David Eng titled “What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now?” Jack is a popular speaker and gives lectures around the country and internationally every year. Lecture topics include: queer failure, sex and media, subcultures, visual culture, gender variance, popular film, animation. Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book titled WILD THING on queer anarchy, performance and protest culture, the visual representation of anarchy and the intersections between animality, the human and the environment.

Photograph of Gisele’s apartment by Simon Bosch, courtesy of Castrum Peregrini

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In 2016, the WdKA Research Prize was extended to not only include outstanding bachelor projects, but also exceptional work from the Master programmes. Moving away from the convention of research being solely conducted through writing a thesis, this award honours the research of artists, designers, and educators in its entirety. Research, in this context, is understood to encompass a broad scope of methodologies and a range of forms, such as visual work, installations, sonic and haptic pieces, campaigns, networking, writing, and performance. It also includes a breadth of possible orientations across autonomous, social and commercial creative practices. This year the jury based its decision on the preliminary criteria of originality, criticality, links between theory and practice, accuracy, clarity, crafts, storytelling and context awareness in the nominated projects. Carefully reviewing all of the nominees research, the jury decided to split the award between two projects which, seen next to each other, exemplify the diversity of artistic research and its potential. They are also excellent examples of autonomous and social artistic research practices respectively.

Tracy Hanna (Master Fine Art) “Can’t quite come to terms with perms” and a reflective text “Tingling”

“Tracy Hanna’s body of research consists of an installation, “Can’t quite come to terms with perms”, and a reflective and explorative text entitled “Tingling”. The installation combines crafted ceramic sculptures, video, pigment, with found elements, such as a fire extinguisher or a light switch, to create a lyrical grammar between various figurative elements and the space itself. Much like the installation a similar approach has been taken in her writing. Hanna, who graduated from the Master of Fine Art programme, continues her research into the sensual and visceral by reusing other artists’ writing, both in style and content, and turning her thesis into an artwork. It is a piece whose self-reflexiveness can be deceptive because the writing might be drawn from another source. Parasitic and appropriative writing has a long tradition in modern and contemporary art (from the Dadaists to Kathy Acker’s postmodernism to Kenneth Goldsmith’s contemporary Uncreative Writing), which the thesis acknowledges through its bibliography. As a whole, the jury found this a compelling, coherent, well-executed work of artistic research. The installation and writing were complementary, both sharing commonalities in content and approach, and at the same time showing a strong sensitivity to what each medium makes possible.”

Mascha van Zijverden (Master Education in Arts) “Recrafting Craft: A Synergy of Crafts within Fashion Design Education at Art Schools in the Netherlands”

Mascha van Zijverden “Recrafting Craft”, Photo: Waag Society

“Mascha van Zijverden’s research on “Recrafting Craft: A Synergy of Crafts within Fashion Design Education at Art Schools in the Netherlands”, a graduation project in the Master Education in Arts, had proven its value for the professional field even before the jury reviewed it. Van Zijverden characterizes the contemporary fashion system as “broken” because of unmet challenges in social innovation, sustainability and digital manufacturing. This analysis is widely shared in the field, supported through findings of major Dutch fashion researchers and further backed up by van Zijverden’s excellent field research on the Dutch and British fashion systems. In her project, Mascha Van Zijverden’s networked key players of the fashion system. In a series of workshops with fellow educationalists and students, visions of the “future fashion professional” and “craft as fundament for change” were collectively developed. The jury found Mascha van Zijverden’s project extensive in its scope and careful in its execution. As a classical piece of practice-oriented research, it found its validation in the professional field for which it was made.”

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Dates: January 27-28, 2017 Location: Piet Zwart Institute / Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

Admission is free, but due to the limited number of available seats (80), registration is necessary. Registration is possible for either one of the two symposium days (limited), or the complete symposium. We encourage full participation and early registration (because of a large interest). You can register here and for detailed information about the programme, please consult the symposium website: www.anthropoceneagents.nl.

The Master of Education in Arts warmly welcomes you to the symposium Agents in the Anthropocene: Trans/disciplinary Practices in Art and Design Education Today, which takes place at January 27–28, 2017. With this symposium we intend to explore the role of the art and design fields as active agents within the discourse about the so-called ‘Anthropocene’. Special focus will be given to the notion of trans-disciplinary research —with its cross-pollination of art, science, design, media, ecology and different cultural disciplines—arising as part of the (critical) discussion about the Anthropocene.

Confirmed speakers include: T.J. Demos (Professor History of Art and Visual Culture, UCLA, Santa Cruz; founding Director of the Center for Creative Ecologies); Alistair Fuad-Luke (educator, writer, activist, and Professor of Design Research at the Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano) Frauke Huber & Uwe H. Martin (artists, part of the collaborative art and research project World of Matter); the artists Joshua Portway & Lise Autogena and many others. In addition to keynote presentations and brainstorm sessions, the symposium includes a selection of eleven international Open Call Presentations of exemplary practices and research from students, tutors, artists, researchers, designers, scientists and collectives.

The Anthropocene is both a widely acknowledged and fiercely debated term for a new geological era caused by humankind’s destructive influence on the planet. A growing number of exhibitions and publications are studying the intersection of the so-called Anthropocene with artistic and cultural practices. Often they advocate for modes of trans-disciplinary research that incorporate visual, cultural, artistic, technological, architectural, ecological and political categories. There seems to be an urge for a new kind of aesthetics for narrating the contemporary global reality—whether measured by a scientist or framed by an artist, or collaboratively developed by both of them. This collaborative narration transforms separate creative disciplines into a new multi-disciplinary field, whose future appearance remains speculative.

Is there an urge for ‘new mental equipment’ that will allow us to imagine the Human-Nature partnership differently? There is certainly growing engagement and activism among artists and designers—a motivation to work together as collectives within cooperative projects, laboratory research settings and the like. What can we learn from these new modes of operation and trans-disciplinary research? How are artists and designers able to act? How do we educate them in the face of the ‘Anthropocene’? What repercussions might these kinds of discussions even have for secondary art education? Or, how do we imagine the future of the environmental humanities?

 

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Time: Friday November 4, 19.30 – 21.00 hrs Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam Admission: Free

The Master Education in Arts cordially invites you to the final lecture of the series: “Making Things Public”.

As our third speaker we welcome Marijke Steedman, who is a curator working in the field of art in the public sphere with an interest in the political and social conditions for producing and receiving art. She worked at Tate Britain and Whitechapel Gallery in the frame of gallery education where she developed projects such as The Street, Reclaim the Mural and edited the book Gallery as Community: Art, Education and Politics (2012)In recent years she has worked with the organisation Create where she commissioned projects outside of art institutions such as The Idol by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and The White House and sought to establish new infrastructure for making and receiving art in the public sphere.

Marijke Steedman will present a survey of about 3/4 projects she has worked on within the frame of gallery education, expanding to her work beyond the white cube, intersecting with public services and the public sphere. She will draw out the motivation for these projects, the challenges of working across art and political infrastructure,s and particularly what the effect on art and artists can be when we lose the art historical anchor of the white cube – and the potential frictions that may arise out of this.

Time: Friday November 4, 19.30 – 21.00 hrs Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam Admission: Free The Master... Lees verder

Time: Saturday October 22, 19.30 – 21.00 hrs Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam Admission: Free

The Master Education in Arts cordially invites you to the lecture series: “Making Things Public”.

As our second speaker we welcome Anna Santomouro, independent curator and researcher based in Birmingham (UK), who will be lecturing about “Micropolitics and Soutern European Socially Engaged Art Practics”. Looking at artistic and curatorial processes that incorporate some of the methods and languages that the American art historian Claire Bishop identified as a “social turn” in contemporary art practice, Santomouro seeks to redefine such collective processes through the lens of the theories of micropolitics. Drawing a genealogy of micropolitics since the 1960s in Europe, her lecture looks specifically at Italian theorists like Antonio Negri, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi and Maurizio Lazzarato (who have incorporated the notion of micropolitics as a conceptual and operative tool in their work). Herewith she tries to generate a productive framework to conceptualize the artistic and curatorial strategies of intervention in the Southern European and Mediterranean context and the austerity climate in which they emerged.

Anna Santomauro is an independent curator and researcher currently based in Birmingham (UK). She is the Co-Founder and Chief Curator of Vessel in Bari, Italy, a non-profit arts organization devoted to developing critical discourse around pertinent contemporary social, political, and economic issues. In 2015 Santomauro was ESP and Public Programmer at Eastside Projects (Birmingham). She has developed several projects and curated multiple exhibitions such as: The Pacifist Library – Sarajevo (2013); Giant Step, a collaboration between Vessel and the Van Abbemuseum, Mostyn Gallery, and Galeria Labirynt (2012); For an Ecology of the Museum at the Museum of Villa Croce in Genoa, Italy (2012). In 2013 Santomauro and her colleague Viviana Checchia were the recipients of ICI/Dedalus Research Award. She is PhD candidate at the University of Wolverhampton (UK).

Save the date: November 4, Making Things Public – Talk # 3 with Marijke Steedman: “What Happens When Art Exits the Gallery?”. Marijke Steedman is a curator working in the field of art in the public sphere with an interest in the political and social conditions for producing and receiving art. She worked at Tate Britain and then Whitechapel Gallery in the frame of gallery education where she developed projects such as The Street, Reclaim the Mural and edited the book Gallery as Community: Art, Education and Politics.

Time: Saturday October 22, 19.30 – 21.00 hrs Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam Admission: Free The Master... Lees verder

Lecture #4 Time: Friday September 16, 19:00 – 21:00 hrs. Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam Admission: Open

Within his work Jan Boelen connects various fields and disciplines: design education, theory and curating, thereby placing the debate on art and design education outside a regular institutional context. He critically questions: ‘Should learning be methodologically or individually based? Which counts most: form or content, product or process, today or tomorrow? Should teaching focus on design or the designer? Are schools the appointed places to develop new politically- and socially-led teaching methods? In order to foster debate he started the platform: ‘Re-Inventing School from A to Z33’, offering a space to discuss educational developments in today’s schools. http://www.reinventingschool.net

Jan Boelen graduated as a product designer at the Media and Design Academy (KHLim). He now works as a curator, educator and artistic director. He currently holds the position of artistic director of Z33, house for contemporary art in Hasselt (B) and is Head of the Masters Department Social Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL).  Z33 has been fashioning projects and exhibitions that encourage the visitor to look at everyday matters in a novel manner. Under the guidance of Jan Boelen Z33 has developed itself into a laboratory and a meeting place for experiment and innovation. In 2014 Jan Boelen curated BIO50, the 24th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana (SI) and lead a series of international debates on the future of design.

How do you position yourself or act in what are always complex pedagogical situations? As part of last year’s program the students of the Master Education Art self-organized a series of lectures/events. They mapped out four areas most relevant to their current interests: #1 Embodiment/Interaction with theatre maker and artist Lotte van den Berg; #2 Institutional Public Programming with educator and curator Belinda Hak; #3 Education Innovation with media artist and educator Michiel Koelink and #4 Design Education with Jan Boelen.

Lecture #4 Time: Friday September 16, 19:00 – 21:00 hrs. Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam ... Lees verder

July 7– July 10 2016 Opening: Thursday July 7, 17:00 – 22:00 hrs. Open Hours: Fri July 8, 14:00 – 22:00 hrs. Sat / Sun July 9-10, 14:00 – 17:00 hrs.

Location: Dansateliers, s’Gravendijkwal 58, Rotterdam

Graduating educators/artists/designers: Karin Arink, Juan Beladrich, Clare Breen, Mariana Fernandes, Rick Fingal, Sita de Kam, Katinka van der Laan, Annelies de Leede, Erica Volpini, Bien van der Voorden, Mascha van Zijverden.

The Master of Education in Arts programme, Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, warmly invites you to join our Graduation Presentation 2016. During three days, the graduation research and education projects of 11 students will be represented within the labyrinthine studio setting of the Dansateliers, activated by conversations, workshops, games and eating together.

As a two-year, part-time course, which explicitly connects theory to practice, the research conducted and education projects tested by the graduates require a deviation from a usual exhibition format. Staying true to the original conditions afforded by the classroom, the academy, the gallery, the design modeling workshop, the fashion master class, the Group Critique, the drawing game, the dinner, or the theatrical setting, the students disclose and draw the contours of their research and pedagogical practices.

In cooperation with an intimate curator/artist/designer-team and supported by a set of structures designed especially for the occasion, as well as a website, each project is drawn together in open forms of negotiation, conviviality and “making public”. For detailed information about the activities during the presentations and the individual projects please visit: at.wdka.nl/educationinarts2016

Graduation Presentation co-curated by: Clare Butcher and Eloise Sweetman, Scenography: Nikola Knežević, Graphic Design: Mirte van Duppen, Technical installation: Geert van Mil, Cooking: Doran Schmaal.

Graduation Supervisors: Clare Butcher, Ingrid Commandeur (course director), Marike Hoekstra, Frans-Willem Korsten, Renee Turner, Sjoerd Westbroek.

July 7– July 10 2016 Opening: Thursday July 7, 17:00 – 22:00 hrs. Open Hours: Fri July 8, 14:00 – 22:00 hrs. Sat / Sun July 9-10, 14:00 –... Lees verder

Public Talk with Marc Tuters Time: Thursday June 16 2016, 18:30 hrs. Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam Admission: Free

As part of the seminar Digital Cultures, run by course tutor Michelle Kasprzak, the Master Education in Arts would like to cordially invite you to a public lecture by Marc Tuters.

In the last decade Marc Tuters has produced numerous collaborative art/science projects and coordinated events for international new media festivals. Over this period he was also involved in establishing a series of cross-disciplinary research networks internationally, which examine social and creative aspects of wireless, including: the Locative Network in Latvia, the Mobile Digital Commons Network in Canada, and the PLAN Network the UK. Marc has been a practicing artist throughout his academic career and is also known for coining the term “locative media” with his collaborator, Karlis Kalnins.

Through the lens of contemporary debates in media theory and illustrated with examples drawn from avant-garde practices in media art and architectural history, this talk looks at how telecommunications networks challenge us to rethink the notion of location.

Bio: Dr. Marc Tuters is a researcher in new media. He holds degrees in Cinema, Media Studies and Interactive Media and was a research fellow at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Centre in Los Angeles. Recently he obtained his doctorate in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam with his monograph “Komoikos: The Search for Location in a Networked Age”.

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The Master Education in Arts programme would like to cordially invite you for two events:

Lecture Peter Troxler: The Third Industrial Revolution Time: Thursday May 26, 18:30 – 20:30 hrs. Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam Admission: Open

Workshop Connecting Art, Technology and Education, with Michiel Koelink Time: Friday May 27, 19:00 – 21:30 hrs. Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam Admission: As the maximum is 20 participants, the event is open to 6 additional participants. If you are interested please make a reservation at pzwart-info@hr.nl

As students within the Master Education in Arts, we are seeking to develop both a critical and pragmatic perspective on the role and position of arts and education in the ever-changing context of emerging and existing technologies and concepts. This lecture is intended to inspire to find productive ways to relate to digital and conceptual innovations in educational environments. In line with the seminar Digital Cultures, we ask Koelink to show us examples of his projects in the field of media and technology education. Together the participants will engage in a workshop to experience computer coding as a form of art and the diverse possibilities of media art in education.

Dr. Peter Troxler is a Lector at Creating 010 and independent researcher examining the intersection of business administration, society and technology. Currently, his main focus is investigating and developing business models of open source anything – design, hardware, inventions – and the corresponding formats and ecologies of innovation and co-creation. In addition to the organisational and interactional aspects of co-creation, he also looks at how structural and societal conditions influence and are influenced by various forms of co-creation, one example being the current intellectual property and copyright regimes. In this lecture, Dr. Troxler will share his thoughts on the role of digital fabrication in its many guises and the role of these technologies in what is termed the “third industrial revolution”.

Michiel Koelink (1972) is a media artist and senior lecturer at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming (Amsterdam University of Arts). His main interest is the influence of media, technology and scientific developments on society and the individual. Next to video and photography, he uses computer coding as a form of expression. As a media artist and educator, he explores the connections between making and teaching art. He is currently involved in coordinating the ArtechLAB in Amsterdam, working on creating connections and productive collaborations between art, design and technology for primary and secondary education.

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Workshop #2: with Belinda Hak

Time: Saturday May 14, 19:00 – 22:00 hrs. Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam Admission: As the maximum is 20 participants, the event is open to 6 additional participants. If you are interested please make a reservation at pzwart-info@hr.nl

From the contemporary perspective, museums and art institutions no longer simply aim to conserve or show their objects and art works. Their practice became increasingly complex. With the changing role and expectations of museums and institutions, internally and externally, the role of the artist, curator, educator, and other ‘agents’ also transformed. The question of audience, the public, became at least as complicated. Who is art for? What is it that gets us involved? What are the motivations and pay-offs? Simplistic as it may seem, these questions have many possible answers. Accordingly,educator Belinda would like to actively and creatively explore diverse methods and models of involvement derived from artistic, curatorial, educational and activist practices.

Belinda Hak is a curator, educator and change agent involved in contemporary art projects Additional roles include teaching, editing, committee work, providing artistic and business advice to institutions and artists. Her work involves a variety of subjects that are relevant to the current state of contemporary art, relating to learning, knowledge sharing, participation, communities, and networked forms of organization.

Having been involved with numerous institutions such as the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, the FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais in France and the Kunsthalle Wien in Austria, the students of the Master Education in Arts are interested in hearing about how her professional practice adapted to these different cultural and structural settings.

How do you position yourself or act in what are always complex pedagogical situations? As part of this year’s Master Education in Arts programme, the students self-organized a series of lectures/events. They mapped out four areas most relevant to their current interests: #1Embodiment/Interaction with theatre maker and artist Lotte van den Berg; #2 Institutional Public Programming with educator and curator Belinda Hak (May 14); #3 Education Innovation with media artist and educator Michiel Koelink (May 27) and #4 Artistic Research (tba).

Credits image: Marko Lulic, proposal for a Workers’ Monument, 2014 Commissioned by Le Mouvement, Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel/Bienne, 2014 video, 10‘25’‘, Courtesy of Gabriele Senn Gallery, Vienna and the artist

Workshop #2: with Belinda Hak Time: Saturday May 14, 19:00 – 22:00 hrs. Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45... Lees verder