The Swiss artists’ group will discuss innovative in-gallery education.
Since the mid-2000s curatorial projects around education have multiplied (a process described by Irit Rogoff as “The Educational Turn in Curating”). In parallel, some gallery educators—with the will to reclaim practices that they saw reappropriated by curators—developed new discourses on gallery education.
The artists’ collective microsillons, whose collaborative work integrates strategies coming from critical pedagogies and who took part to the debate around gallery education in the last ten years, will present examples of its practice, with the goal of showing the different levels of participation possible in artistic-pedagogical projects.
Throughout the presentation, the idea of transformative gallery education will be discussed and the term “agonistic gallery education” proposed, as a way to rethink educational practices in cultural frameworks.