Learning

24-26 March 2009

The Political and Social Responsibilities of Public Art Institutions

Lectures and guided tour at MUHKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen

Tuesday 24 March, 11.00–12.45 hrs
The Political and Social Responsibilities of Public Art Institutions

Thursday 26 March, 12.00–17.00 hrs
Lecture and guided tour MUHKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen.

Required Reading:
-Simon Sheikh, ‘The Trouble with Institutions, or Art and Its Publics’, in: Art and its Institutions, Current Conflicts, Critique and Collaborations, ed. Nina Möntmann (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2005), pp. 142–149
-Annie Fletcher (ed.), Becoming Oneself (Utrecht: BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, 2003)
-Charles Esche, ‘What’s the Point of Art Centres Anyway? – Possibility, Art and Democratic Deviance’ (available online here).

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Workshop

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Unjumbling Our Histories

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