Academy. Learning from Art / Academy. Learning from the Museum

Academy. Learning from Art / Academy. Learning from the Museum

Siemens Arts Program

October 16, 2006

Academy. Learning from Art
September 15-November 26, 2006

MuHKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium

Academy. Learning from the Museum
September 16-November 26, 2006

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Further information and Press contact: Siemens Arts Program
Annika Schoemann
T: 49 /89 / 63 63 35 08

MuHKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen
Leuvenstraat 32
2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Phone: 32 32 60 99 99
Fax: 32 32 16 24 86

Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
5611 NH Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Phone: 31 40 238 1000
Fax: 31 40 246 0680

Teaching, Learning, Research and Crossovers in further Education
November 16 and 21, 2006, 10 am5 pm
With Koen Brams, Max Bruinsma, et al.
MuHKA, Antwerp
Round Table
Art and Public Space
November 23, 2006, at 2 pm
With Sven Augustijnen, Nico Dockx, Luc Tuymans, Jeroen Boomgaard, et al. (in Dutch)
MuHKA, Antwerp
Concepts and views on research and PHDs in the arts
With Chantal De Smet, Mark De Belder, Hans De Wolf, Wim De Temmerman, Maarten Vanvolsem (in Dutch)
November 26, 2006, at 2 pm
MuHKA, Antwerp
Research Department by Apolonija Sustersic
November 2006,
MuHKA, Antwerp
Preparatory Conference
Summit for Non Aligned Initiatives in Culture Education
November 16, 2006, 6-9pm @ yourspace
With Kodwo Eshun, Susanne Lang, Irit Rogoff, Florian Schneider, Nicolas Siepen and Nora Sternfeld
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

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Academy is an international series of exhibitions and projects initiated by Siemens Arts Program in cooperation with the Kunstverein in Hamburg, the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College in London, the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA), and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. The series wishes to prompt reflections on the potential of the academy within society. Academy sees itself as a space that generates vital principles and activities that may be taken as the bases for lifelong learning. Academy consists of a total of three exhibitions and projects, a lecture series, two symposia, as well as a workshop and a conference to which over 70 artists, artists groups, art theorists, and cultural producers have been invited.

Curators: Bart De Baere and Dieter Roelstraete (MuHKA), Charles Esche and Kerstin Niemann (Van Abbemuseum), Irit Rogoff (Goldsmiths College), and Angelika Nollert (Siemens Arts Program)
Academy. Learning from Art
The exhibition Academy. Learning from Art at the MuHKA presents artistic projects that address the question of how the concepts of teaching and learning may be expanded over and beyond formal training in art schools.

In the exhibitions framework program the artist Apolonija Sustersic will develop a Research Department for discussions and information that will also serve as a space for the accompanying lectures and workshops. Together with students from the regions art schools and guests from the vicinity, she has developed a research project that investigates the questions: Can education serve as a model for a better social practice? How do we define artistic knowledge and what significance does experience have as part of this knowledge? Can education serve as the basis for developing an artistic practice?

Under the title Teaching, Learning, Research and Crossovers in Further Education, a number of talks and discussions will take place in the MuHKA between students, tutors, and other interested groups, along with a round table composed of representatives from the local art colleges.

Artists: Uli Aigner; Herman Asselberghs, Dieter Lesage & Ina Wudtke; Dockx & Mast; Jimmie Durham; Gelitin; Johanna Kandl; Mary Kelly; Modulator; Lia Perjovschi; Adrian Piper; Michelangelo Pistoletto & Cittadellarte calc.; Raqs Media Collective; Martha Rosler Library; Apolonija Sustersic; Joëlle Tuerlinckx
Academy. Learning from the Museum
Academy. Learning from the Museum is a developing project that takes the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven as a point of departure. It is not an exhibition in the usual sense. Instead, groups of activists, theorists, artists, students, archivists, librarians, and philosophers have been invited as contributors and worked together with the visible and invisible structures and people of the museum to answer and address the following questions: What does the museum make possible beyond itself? How can the museum become a series of exchanges and responses, and how can it move beyond acting as a vehicle of established values?

The contributors have worked with the collection, the archive, the storerooms, and the staff, using resources both inside and outside the museum. Eight projects that have emerged are all presented in the New Building of the museum as a series of questions and interactions for the public to follow. Each project uses different methods and ways of looking at the material that a museum gathers together. Academy. Learning from the Museum is a pilot project, brought together it presents a set of possibilities for rethinking the value and use of the museum in the future.

Contributors: Irit Rogoff & Deepa Naik; Charles Esche & Kerstin Niemann; Christiane Berndes; Diana Franssen; Jan Gerber, Susanne Lang, Sebastian Lütgert & Florian Schneider; Liam Gillick & Edgar Schmitz; Janna Graham, Valeria Graziano & Susan Kelly; Jean-Paul Martinon & Rob Stone; John Palmesino, Anselm Franke & Eyal Weizman; Willem Jan Renders; Mårten Spångberg & Bojana Cvejic; et al.

The publication Academy regards itself as its own independent contribution to the project. Alongside statements from the curators, the publication brings together a number of scientific and artistic essays that present the subject in all its complexity and illumines it from a variety of angles.

Academy, ed. by Angelika Nollert, Irit Rogoff, Bart De Baere, Yilmaz Dziewior, Charles Esche, Kerstin Niemann and Dieter Roelstraete, four-colour, 280 pages, Revolver Verlag, ISBN 3-86588-303-6, published in English

Further information and Press contact:

Siemens Arts Program
Annika Schoemann
T: 49 /89 / 63 63 35 08

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