Educating Artists?

Educating Artists?

Gnyp Art

Classroom Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam 2013
November 5, 2013
Educating Artists?

November 8th–9th 2013

Organized by Gnyp Art, in close collaboration with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, De Ateliers and supported by the Dutch embassy in Berlin.

Location: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Reservation necessary:[email protected]

Speakers include: Jennifer Allen, Kirsty Bell, Ariane Beyn, Dominic van den Boogerd, Angela Bulloch, AA Bronson, Els van Odijk, Karin Sander, Bojan Sarcevic Willem de Rooij and many others.

Educating Artists? is a two-day symposium addressing recent developments in artist education. Discussing 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.

In Berlin the question on whether the city needs a new art academy has caused a vigorous debate; in Amsterdam the two leading artist training institutions, the Rijksakademie and De Ateliers, have faced dramatic subsidy-cuts. Meanwhile 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. In light of the growing discussion, the symposium offers 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?

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 respectively on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th.

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