Surrounding Education

June 6, 2015 — June 7, 2015

De Appel arts centre and TAAK are pleased to present the two-day program Surrounding Education, focusing on how certain notions of education and pedagogy have been merging with the artistic and curatorial fields. During this weekend, Mônica Hoff, Yoeri Meessen, Priscila Fernandes, Erick Beltrán, Ane Hjort Guttu and Juan Canela will delve into the limits and boundaries of these neighbor disciplines by sharing their experiences and most recent projects.

On Sunday, June 7th, TAAK will provide a lunch event for the symposium as part of its educational program at De Boe, a primary school in the neighborhood. This lunch will be organised by artist and scientist Masha Ru, who investigates the phenomenon of eating earth-based substances. Developed in close collaboration with artist and cook Dina Roussou and the school children, the lunch will allow the participants to taste the qualities of and the differences between 'conventional' food and food with clay as one of the ingredients.

This series of talks comes from the need to further explore and debate how the curatorial and artistic fields are being re-shaped by educational endeavours. The particular emphasis set on the “educational turn” during the last years lead us to reflect on certain in between projects, where curators and artists work together with a particular community. Mônica Hoff and Yoeri Meessen will share their experiences as artist and educator of the last six years of the Mercosur Biennial, Brazil, and of Manifesta. Having two completely different contexts as points of departure, they will reflect from a curatorial perspective on the implications and responsibilities of their work, towards local communities, schools, artists and a general public.

Ane Jort Guttu, Erick Beltran and Priscila Fernandes will share their own research and latest artistic projects, and Juan Canela will expand on his long-term curatorial project Lesson 0, developed in Barcelona together with Ana Aguirre and finishing this year.

Dates: 6 and 7 June, 2015
Location: TAAK, Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam
Price: €15 (including vegetarian lunch on Sunday 7th)
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Surrounding Education. Towards new integrations with the curatorial and artistic fields is a project curated by Renata Cervetto (1985, Argentina) as a closing program for her curatorial fellowship at de Appel arts centre 2014-2015.

With special thanks to the Piet Zwart Institute, Theo Tegelaers and Katia Krupennikova.

de Appel Curatorial Fellowship is supported by Ammodo Foundation.