“How to Study?”

“How to Study?”

Funen Art Academy

Jonas Kjeldgaard Sørensen, Faces of Memory. Performance at Funen Art Academy’s 70th anniversary, 2014. Photo: Ana Gogoleva.
April 28, 2015
“How to Study?”

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10am–8pm

Funen Art Academy
Brandts Torv 1, 4th floor
DK-5000 Odense C


“How to Study?” investigates contemporary art education, exploring the current circumstances and future methods for educating artists. This seminar brings together educators, curators, artists, students and theorists, asking them to join forces in developing an art education for the future, maintaining a place where the institutional framework still allows room for artistic experimentation.

Increased internationalisation and political pressure on the educational environment have changed the conditions for art academies across the world. All of the contributing speakers are engaged in creating a variety of alternative institutional models and strategies that enhance the field. “How to Study?” has been initiated to create an international forum that enables new ideas and collaborations to form, helping to consolidate the importance of art education in today’s political climate.

Funen Art Academy has commissioned the new international anthology Politics of Study. Edited by Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Tom Vandeputte, this book examines alternative frameworks and methodologies of study through a series of conversations with practising artists, theorists and educators. Politics of Study will be launched on the occasion of the seminar and contains contributions by Judy Chicago, Andrea Fraser, Melissa Gordon & Marina Vishmidt, Brian Holmes, Gal Kirn, Suhail Malik, New Centre For Research & Practice, Gerald Raunig and Ruth Sonderegger. The anthology is co-published by Funen Art Academy and Open Editions, London in the series Occasional Table.

Speakers and performers:
Søren Andreasen, artist and curator
David Blamey, artist, publisher, Open Editions and tutor, Royal College of Art, London
Mathias Danbolt, art historian and theorist, University of Copenhagen
Sidsel Meineche Hansen, artist and associate professor, Funen Art Academy
Karin Hasselberg, artist
Stine Hebert, curator and rector, Funen Art Academy
Jeuno JE Kim, artist and professor, Funen Art Academy
Aslak Aamot Kjærulff, researcher and member of Diakron
Chus Martínez, head of the Art Institute, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, Basel
Sidsel Nelund, independent researcher
Planningtorock, artist, music producer and video director
David Hilmer Rex, artist and member of Diakron
Gabriëlle Schleijpen, curator and artistic director, Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem
Mike Sperlinger, curator, writer and professor, The Academy of Fine Art, Oslo
Tom Vandeputte, theorist and course director of MFA Critical Studies, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam

Participation is free but registration is required no later than 21 May 2015.
For registration, please contact organizer Karen Mette Fog Pedersen: [email protected]


"How to Study?" A seminar on the current conditions of art education and future methods of educating artists at Funen Art Academy

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