March 23, 2010 - Open Editions - Out now: Curating and the Educational Turn
March 23, 2010

Out now: Curating and the Educational Turn

Curating and the Educational Turn

Following the bestseller from 2007 Curating Subjects Open Editions (London) and de Appel arts centre (Amsterdam) publish the companion: Curating and the Educational Turn.

Edited by Paul O’Neill & Mick Wilson

In recent years there has been increased debate about the incorporation of pedagogy into art and curatorial practice – about what has been termed ‘the educational turn’. In this follow up volume to the critically acclaimed Curating Subjects, artists, curators, critics and academics respond to this widely recognised sense of art’s paradigmatic re-orientation towards the educational. Consisting primarily of newly commissioned texts, from interviews and position statements to performative texts and dialogues, Curating and the Educational Turn also includes a small number of previously published writings that have proved pivotal in the debate so far. This anthology presents an essential enquiry for anyone interested in the cultural politics of production at the intersections of art, curating, and educational praxis.

Text contributions by:
16 Beaver Group
Peio Aguirre
Dave Beech
David Blamey & Alex Coles
Daniel Buren & Wouter Davidts
Cornford & Cross
Charles Esche
Annie Fletcher & Sarah Pierce
Liam Gillick
Janna Graham
Tom Holert
William Kaizen
Hassan Khan
Annette Krauss, Emily Pethick, & Marina Vishmidt
Stewart Martin
Ute Meta Bauer
Marion von Osten & Eva Egermann
Andrea Phillips
Raqs Media Collective
Irit Rogoff
Edgar Schmitz
Simon Sheikh
Sally Tallant
Jan Verwoert
Anton Vidokle
Tirdad Zolghadr

ISBN: 978-0-949004-18-5
Soft board cover with dust jacket
215 x 115 x 25mm
348pp English

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Book Launch: In Amsterdam the book will be launched by de Appel arts centre in collaboration with VU University on Wednesday March 31, 8-10 pm, with the public discussion: ‘You Talkin’ to Me? Why are Artists and Curators Turning to Education?’ including speakers Mélanie Bouteloup (Betonsalon Paris) Binna Choi (Casco), Wouter Davidts (VU University), Sonia Dermience (The Public School Brussels), Annie Fletcher (Van Abbemuseum), Hassan Khan (artist), Paul O’Neill (editor), Edgar Schmitz (artist), Mick Wilson (editor) at the VU University, De Boelelaan 1105 (Auditorium 12A00, 12th floor, main building).

Project Supported by: The Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media (, Dublin; The International Curators Forum (, Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England; de Appel arts centre (; Situations, University of the West of England (; Great Western Research (, Faculty of Arts, Graduate School of the Humanities, VU University Amsterdam (

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