Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Education in Arts

Education in Arts

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?

 

Dates: January 27-28, 2017 Location: Piet Zwart Institute / Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam Admission is free, but due to the limited... Lees verder

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”.

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

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.

The Master Education in Arts programme would like to cordially invite you for two events: Lecture Peter Troxler: The Third Industrial... Lees verder

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

Time: Tuesday April 5, 19:30 – 22:00 hrs. Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam Admission: free

Master Education in Arts – Research Lecture

Starting 2016 the Master Education in Arts will regularly invite tutorial staff to present their on-going research and practice. Kate Brehme is course tutor of the module Making Things Public, which revolves around recent developments in museum education, public pedagogy and contemporary community art. Presenting the results of her first year of doctoral research into the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and its role in urban development, her lecture thematizes the concept of “Making Things Public” through the angle of art in public space.

Biennales across the globe are often charged with the task of responding to a city’s changing urban situation. Unlike most west-European biennales, The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art distinguishes itself as a fascinating case study for investigating the relationship between architecture, contemporary art and the identity of the city. Throughout its history, the Berlin Biennale has used non-traditional venues such as abandoned offices, apartments, schools, city streets, and even cemeteries for its exhibitions. The temporary use of these urban spaces has become a significant part of the Biennale’s production process and its very identity. Yet, these spaces are often referred to by Biennale curators as both a blessing and a curse due to their historically and politically charged nature. Juxtaposing the cyclical and ephemeral nature of the Biennale with the fluctuating urban landscape of the city, allows for a more in depth study of why and how over time, certain spaces in the city are deemed desirable as exhibition venues and how architecture serves as a form of spectacle.

Bio: Kate Brehme is an Australian independent curator and a Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at Berlin’s Technical University where she is researching Berlin Biennale and its role in urban development. Kate has worked in Australia, Scotland and Germany on a variety of projects, exhibitions and events and since 2008 runs Contemporary Art Exchange, a curatorial platform for international projects, exhibitions and events providing professional development opportunities for emerging and young artists. Her project and research themes include place and cultural identity, labour and work, globalisation, disability and socially engaged practices. Kate is also a lecturer for the Piet Zwart Institute’s Masters in Arts Education.

Time: Tuesday April 5, 19:30 – 22:00 hrs. Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam Admission: free Master Education in... Lees verder

Workshop #1 with Lotte van den Berg

Time: Friday April 8, 14:00 – 17:00 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

“To strengthen our collective imagination and to sharpen our shared view of the future, we need to work on the fundaments of our togetherness; how do we speak with each other, how do we listen to each other, how do we think and dream together?” – Lotte van den Berg

Together with the first year students of the Master Education in Arts and additional participants Lotte van den Berg will explore a new format in her dialogic art series called Building Conversation. Building Conversation is inspired by wide variety of conversation techniques (philosophers like Bruno Latour and Chantal Mouffe, the practice of the Aboriginals, the Occupy movement, et cetera). She creates a program of conversations that focuses on the attempt to image ourselves in a future. Are we able to envision an alternative world together? And how is the way we speak connected to the world we create? The students invited Lotte van den Berg specifically because they feel her practice offers valuable insights into an urgent issue facing education today, namely the ability to talk – and listen – to each other. This seems under threat in the current situation. They are interested in Lotte van den Berg’s explorations of dialogue in that they suggest interesting ways to practice relevant and committed pedagogies.

Time Loop Talk is inspired by Indians from the Great Lake District in Canada and their custom of first consulting ancestors of 7 generations past and then future decedents 7 generations ahead, when making important decisions. Only in the third instance do they explore the potential impact of the decision might have on the present. In the Western world it seems as though short-term thinking predominates over looking ahead or looking back. Could a relationship with the distant past help us to form a relationship with the distant future? What happens if we zoom out in time: does this relativize the decisions we make, or do they rather become extra urgent. For more information on Building Conversation and Lotte van den Berg’s work please visit: www.lottevandenberg.nu/english/events/index/?page=werk&evt_id=38

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: #1 Embodiment/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).

Workshop #1 with Lotte van den Berg Time: Friday April 8, 14:00 – 17:00 hrs. Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45... Lees verder