From 2019-2022 the Rijksakademie, MACBA and WHW are developing the programme Education from Below, which explores art as a place for dialogue, collective learning and imagination. It recognises that art practices can dislocate traditional divisions between theory and practice, as well as build knowledge through sharing and mutual learning. Together the partners are exploring and sharing methodologies and models of art practice based on exchange.
While possibilities for meeting physically are drastically reduced, series of online events have been developed together. These explore tools that are being developed and experimented with by artists, thinkers and institutions in order to navigate a period of immense disruption and social change, and what kinds of artistic ecologies can be formed with these.
Program is a part of discursive series
“Evenings with WHW Akademija”
9 March, 8 pm
Denise Ferreira da Silva and Valentina Desideri: Sensing Salon
16 March, 7 pm
Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz: Decolonise, Democratise, Deselitise
23 March, 7 pm
Yael Davids: One is Always a Plural: moving together over distance
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For more information please visit WHW Akademija.
This program is presented as part of the two-year collaborative project Education from Below, conceived in collaboration with the The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.
Cover picture: Yael Davids, The school, 18-09-202 lesson with works from Van Abe collection: Force transmission – Reaching through breathing – with work by Marinus Boesem, Marcel Broodthaersand Ossip Zadkine, 2020, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Photo: Marcel de Buck