Part I. Between Institutions (February 15 – 19, 2010)
Part II. Beyond Institutions (March 8 – 11, 2010)
Location: Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
Presented by the JMB Gallery
Organized and curated by Maiko Tanaka, Curator-in-Residence, JMB Gallery
Open to the public; registration required for panel discussions
Extra-curricular: Between Art & Pedagogy, is an international conference and curatorial project exploring the relationship between art, education, audience development, and activism. The conference will take place in two parts: I. Between Institutions (February 15–19, 2010) and II. Beyond Institutions (March 8–11, 2010). It will be accompanied by special projects, installations, workshops, and residencies with internationally renowned artists, educators, and researchers, with keynote guests Annette Krauss (Utrecht, Netherlands), Xu Tan (Guangzhou, China), and Carmen Mörsch (Zurich, Switzerland). Collaborating organizations include Gendai Gallery (Toronto),Gallery TPW (Toronto), Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Vitamin Creative Space (Guangzhou, China), andToronto Free Gallery.
The event will bring together practitioners working at experimental, critical, and radical crossings of art and education. Propelled by research on pedagogical art practices by Maiko Tanaka (Curator-in-Residence at the JMB Gallery), the conference and exhibition aim to develop new and critical models of exchange between the two fields and cultivate dialogical, affective, physical confrontations and meetings between artists, learners and publics. The two-part conference will be held at Hart House, at the University of Toronto. Focusing on “supplemental,” “extra-curricular,” and “in-between” spaces of the formal curriculum of academic institutions, the project will explore the various ways critical and radical pedagogy is employed by artists working through these spaces and beyond.
The conference includes art installations by Xu Tan and Adrian Blackwell, as well as performances, workshops, and film screenings at Hart House and off-site locations. Guangzhou-based artist Xu Tan will be developing a new phase of his ongoing participatory project Keywords School, scheduled to take place during Part I: Between Institutions. His project will be followed by an experimental architectural installation, Model for a Public Space(Speaker), produced by Toronto-based architect and artist Adrian Blackwell. The latter project will function as a site for the roundtable discussions and presentations for Part II: Beyond Institutions, and continues as a platform for open-ended public forums by student and community groups through to the end of March 2010. Part II also takes place in conjunction with Utrecht-based artist Annette Krauss’s Visiting Artist Residency at the JMB Gallery. (Stay tuned information on Part II, coming soon).
Part I: Between Institutions
Presented in conjunction with Visiting Artist Xu Tan’s Keywords School installation and participatory project (February 15–19, Times TBA) as well as a book launch for Documenta 12 Education, the first part of the conference will focus on practices by artists, curators, researchers and educators moving within, between, and across institutional structures. It will include the following lectures and panel discussions:
February 16, 7:00–8:30pm, (Debates Room) – Keynote Lecture: Carmen Mörsch
“extra-curatorial? documenta 12 education and its research between autonomy and assignment”
Carmen Mörsch is the Art Director of the Institute for Art Education (Zurich). She will give an overview of the Documenta12 Education Programme, its advisory board and research projects. Discussing the development of theDocumenta 12 Education books, the talk will touch on the project’s achievements and challenges.
Co-presented by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG).
Wednesday, February 17, 10:00am–12:30pm (Debates Room) - “Between Classroom and Studio”
Artists who blur the lines between their teaching and art practice within the traditional and extended notions of the classroom.
Panelists: Amos Latteier, Stephanie Springgay (on the work of Diane Borsato), Daisuke Takeya
Moderator: Carmen Mörsch
2:00pm–4:30pm – “Between Art and Knowledge”
Art as knowledge production addressing questions of what, why, and for whom.
Panelists: Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez, Srimoyee Mitra, Darren O’Donnell
Moderator: Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández
Thursday, February 18, 10:00am–12:30pm (East Common Room) – “Between Curating and Curriculum”
Curators working with artists to create “educational curriculum” as exhibition, or curators on creative ways of working through institutional structures to support/produce pedagogically-oriented exhibitions.
Panelists: Andrew Hunter, Christine Shaw, Milena Placentile/The Pinky Show
Moderator: Maiko Tanaka
1:30pm–4:00pm – “Between the Gallery and Imagined Audience”
A variety of perspective on “learning outcomes” – how they differ in the educational and art contexts and the ways of negotiating the contradictions, difficulties, and challenges of reaching “desired audiences/students” and outcomes expected from both instituting and individual bodies.
Panelists: Carmen Mörsch, Srimoyee Mitra, Kim Simon
Moderator: Michelle Jacques
The Extra-curricular conference, installations, screenings, and events will be open to the public and free for all with registration required for specific events.
To register, send an email to email@example.com with your full name, organization/position, phone number and sessions you plan to attend.
STAY TUNED for information on Part II. Beyond Institutions (March 8–11, 2010) coming soon!
Extra-curricular: Between Art and Pedagogy is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Hal Jackman Foundation, Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk Centre for International Studies, Ontario Association of Art Galleries, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.