We are excited to share with you that between October 20 and 27, the DAI's international community of emerging curators, artists, art researchers and hybrids will land again in Arnhem and this time also in Eindhoven, for our theory-camp / temporary art commune with seminars, classes, workshops, face to face meetings, lectures, performances, discussions, communal meals and a radio-broadcast. MA students will team up with 'core' and 'visiting' tutors alike: Nick Aikens, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Bassam El Baroni, Will Bradley, Lilet Breddels, Matthijs de Bruijne, Binna Choi, Anna Daučíková, Nikos Doulos, Charles Esche, Jon Mikel Euba, Rik Fernhout, Annie Fletcher, Susan Gibb, Florian Göttke, Tina Gverović, Rosell Heijmen, Yolande van der Heide, Gila Kolb, Ricardo Liong-a-Kong, Sven Lütticken, David Maroto, Ruth Noack, Boris Ondreička, Rachel O'Reilly, Emily Pethick, Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Mohammad Salemy, Sandra Schaefer, Gabriëlle Schleijpen, Niels Schrader, Jorinde Seijdel, Jacq van der Spek, Ferdi Thajib, Ana Torfs, James Trafford, Fatos Üstek, Leire Vergara, Marina Vishmidt and Tirdad Zolghadr. For their bio's and portraits see our Tutors 2016-2017 and our Office pages. .
You are warmly invited to join us in Arnhem, in the middle of this energetic week, on Sunday, October 23 for a public symposium convened by Ruth Noack:
The symposium calls together a group of artists, art educators and curators, all of whom teach in one way or another, to think with each other about their teaching methods.
Can art be taught? Can it be mediated? How do we teach? What are our tricks and desires in teaching and what makes us tired or angry? Does teaching take away from or add to our practices as artists, curators or educators? Do only those who can't make it otherwise become teachers? Is teaching only a way to supplement one's income? Is it a passion? Is it a social responsibility? How do we relate to the institutional frameworks within which we teach? What kind of political and aesthetic positioning does teaching engender? Can the definitions of art and artistic practice inside of educational institutions ever be brought into congruity with those on the outside?
Of an improvised nature, the symposium will meander between diverse formats of communication and knowledge generation. There will be intimate conversation amongst guests as well as speed-dating with the audience, individual input as well as group discussion.
Several of the guest speakers have never met each other and though they can all be positioned in the field of contemporary art, the main issue will be to see if it even makes sense to share our diverse experiences of and attitudes towards teaching with each other. Only if we explode the false notion that there is one common discourse, a notion that conveniently fits both, an economised art system and an economised higher education system, can we begin to negotiate accross our diverse conditions.
Matthijs de Bruijne will start out with relating to us a text by Leon Ferrari on how to find a language in common and then talk about his work for the Dutch Cleaners Union. A small sector of this union is the Domestic Workers Union. Almost every Domestic Worker organised in the Domestic Workers Union has no papers. Matthijs will also talking about the precarious worker brigade, a UK-based group activists of precarious workers in culture & education, and finally lead us to describe our own precarious situation in the cultural field.
Boris Ondreička will base his contribution on a diagram (figura, skhema, skhola). The sense of it is: to get out of urban city, citizen, identification, mimesis = created of Athens (plural, project of being) to the cave / khora (interval, pause) of rural hill / orchard, people, identity, creatio = born of Athena (singular, process of becoming) to receive critical distance (after aesthetical identification) = to see your normativeness (culture) via carnal normality (nature) = bicameralist permutation, game...
Gila Kolb will introduce us to some of the issues recently debated in radical art education and lead a speed dating session for generating audience questions: "I think that the ability to collectively raise questions can be the first step towards a micro-revolution." Read Gila Kolb's text #SHIFTING #TEACHING #ARTEDUCATION...
ROAMING ASSEMBLY: a recurring public symposium scheduled to take place once a month (always on a Sunday afternoon, always convivial), functioning as it were as the DAI-week's 'centerfold'.
Although closely interlinked with the DAI's academic activities, the editions of this state-of-the-art speculative and hybrid program are not conceived as plain extensions of the regular DAI-seminars, but rather envisioned as sovereign happenings, aiming to mobilize our bodies, our intelligences.
Free admission to all, no reservations needed for the symposium.
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Sunday October 23, 2016 from 13:00 till 17:00 followed by drinks at the DAI till 18:00.
After the event, around 18:30, a dinner (prepared by our amazing vegan chef Mari Pitkänen and her team) will be served at the DAI's cantina, Kortestraat 27. Costs for visitors: € 10 for food & wine. If you wish to join us for the dinner you are welcome to make a reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org (closing date October 20, 2016).
Location: Rozet (auditorium), Kortestraat 16 in Arnhem (at not even 1 minute walking distance from the DAI's premises at Kortestraat 27 and only 7 minutes max from Arnhem's central train station).
Framework Roaming Assembly: Gabriëlle Schleijpen
Co-ordination: Nikos Doulos
Documentation: Silvia Ulloa
Program details for DAI-week 2 can be found in DAI-BULLETIN 2.