Fellowship

Fellow 2018/2019

Jeanne van Heeswijk

Jeanne van Heeswijk is een kunstenaar die het ontstaan van dynamische en gediversifieerde publieke ruimtes mogelijk maakt om zo “het lokale te radicaliseren”. Haar grootschalige, in gemeenschappen ingebedde projecten bevragen de autonomie van kunst middels een combinatie van performatieve acties, discussies, en andere vormen van organiseren en pedagogiek, om zo gemeenschappen te helpen hun toekomst in eigen hand te nemen. Haar werk is opgenomen in talloze boeken en publicaties wereldwijd, en was onderdeel van internationaal vermaarde biënnales zoals Liverpool, Shanghai en Venetië. Ze was de 2014-2015 Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism aan Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY; ontving de Curry Stone Prize for Social Design Pioneers, 2012; en de Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change, 2011.

Fellowship onderzoekstraject

Het onderzoek van kunstenaar Jeanne van Heeswijk, Training for the “Not Yet” (Training voor het ‘Nog Niet)’, ontwikkelt een curriculum van gemeenschapslessen door theoretische kaders, performatieve workshops, het creëren van ‘learning objects’ (’leerobjecten’) en het ontwikkelen van proeflocaties waar trainingen voor het ‘not yet’ (’nog niet’) kunnen worden gegeven.

Hoe kunnen we de plekken waar we leven gezamenlijk vormgeven en deelnemen aan diepgaande culturele uitwisselingen tussen verschillende gemeenschappen? Hoe kunnen we designprocessen, regulering en beleidsvorming beïnvloeden en verantwoordelijkheid nemen? Dit zijn politieke vragen die betrekking hebben op de manier waarop mensen leven in de stad. Hoe kun je iets bouwen naar wens en tegelijkertijd het individu overstijgen en gemeenschappelijke behoeften verwezenlijken? Om dit te doen zijn open, tegenstrijdige, en radicaal inclusieve processen nodig, leren op basis van meerdere methodologieën die de verschillende manieren waarop gemeenschappen daden van verzet uitvoeren versterken en verbinden, en die alternatieve manieren van deelname en onderhandeling creëren als antwoord op de politieke, sociale, economische en emotionele voorwaarden van de stad. Door het samenvoegen van gezamenlijke oefeningen is het mogelijk om de basis te leggen voor een voorbereidend trainingsprogramma om op een nieuwe manier tot elkaar in relatie te treden, om verantwoordelijk te worden voor zorg, en om deel te nemen aan verschillende vormen van solidariteit.

 

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