Conjunctions of Curating and Art Education

International symposium
21-22 October 2015 in Café Berlinka, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra 4
23 October 2015 in “Sklenofka” Space, Trnava, Trhová 2

The international symposium CONJUNCTIONS OF CURATING AND ART EDUCATION examines new approaches within contemporary art curating significantly merged with (art) education. Here the education is not considered secondary (additional to the exhibition) but a part of the curatorial strategy or theme. The organisers are interested in a kind of „curatorialisation of education“ which often provides an innovative, more effective model of learning related not to a general audience, but to diverse communities. The aim is to discuss different possibilities within realized projects successfully merging curating with education, to explore innovative approaches of “expanded curating” as well as education as art projects.

Several questions will be asked, such as: how rapidly changing museum culture, new exhibition formats and artist´s projects can contribute to alternative learning processes in our societies and fit into local needs? The symposium concentrates on recent methods and effective practices revolving around three topics/sections:

  • education through art
  • curatorialisation of education
  • education of art education.

Curators, educators, artists and students from Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia are going to share experiences in curatorial /educational thought. The aim has been to bring together specialists from several fields – museum and university, curators and educators in art spaces, as well as teachers from art history, curatorial studies, art education departments and artists.

The symposium is organized by the Department of Art Education at the Trnava University in collaboration with and the Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava. Concluding discussion will be held in Trnava within the experimental, process-based exhibition ADD-SHARE-LEARN organized by teachers and students from the Department of Art Education at the Trnava University, Trnava.

The symposium will be in English. For the detailed programme, have a look here.

General ideas: Mária Orišková
Project curators: Judit Angel, Barbara Balážová, Zuzana Branišová, Mária Orišková
Co-organizers of ADD-SHARE-LEARN exhibition project: Barbara Leschingerová, Andrea Michaličková, Valentína Nídelová, Monika Orihelová, Kristína Slezáková, Veronika Strecká, Department of Art Education, Faculty of Education, Trnava University
Project co-ordinators: Petra Balíková, Lýdia Pribišová

Photo: Štefan Blažo, Zuzana Branišová