[artinfo] Educating Artists?, a two day symposium
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Educating Artists?, a two day symposium
14195, Berlin, Deutschland
T +49 30 46 720 040
Educating Artists? is a two-day symposium
organized by Gnyp Art dealing with recent
developments in artist education. Addressing
different educational models, the relationship
between artist, tutor & student, between theory
and skills, while approaching the subject from an
'outside' and 'inside'-perspective, the symposium
attempts to reach for new and alternative methods
in artist education.
The question about a new art academy in Berlin
has caused a vigorous debate this year; in
Amsterdam its most famous 'second-phase'
institutions, being the Rijksakademie and De
Ateliers, have faced dramatic subsidy-cuts. While
residency programs DAAD and De Ateliers both
celebrate their 50th birthday this year and new
educational models like Autocenter's Summer
Academy and UdK's Institut für Raumexperimente
are offering alternative programs, Gnyp Art feels
the need to offer a creative platform to reflect
upon these current educational developments.
The symposium is divided into four panels spread
over two days, each day concluded with a
specifically arranged performance. Questions that
will be addressed are: In what way do structural
hierarchies in education systems influence the
relation between tutor and student? How do
educational institutions respond to the increased
professionalization of the job of the artist? How
is the quest for alternative models symptomatic
for broader transformations in education/culture?
How do theory and practice come together in
artist education? In which way does the academy
or the post-academic institution partake in the
contemporary art world?
Speakers include: Jennifer Allen, Kirsty Bell,
Ariane Beyn, Dominic van den Boogerd, Angela
Bulloch, AA Bronson, Els van Odijk, Karin Sander,
Willem de Rooij and many others.
In an attempt to offer an alternative perspective
on the topic of artist education, Feiko Beckers
('83, NL) and Rory Pilgrim ('88, UK) were asked
to respond to this subject through their artistic
practice and experience. Their performances will
take place on Friday and Saturday.
More information on the speakers and the
symposium program will soon be announced.
The symposium is initiated by Gnyp Art and is
organized in close collaboration with the
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, De Ateliers
and Kunst-Werke. The symposium is generously
funded by the Dutch embassy in Berlin and Gnyp
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