BxNU Symposium: In Need of Education: Part 3 - Queer Timǝs School

Publication Date 13 Nov 2018

BxNU Symposium: In Need of Education
2 & 3 November 2018

In the UK (as elsewhere), mainstream education at primary, secondary and higher level is in financial and political crisis. In particular, the arts and other forms of cultural education are being divested in favour of the ‘hard’ subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths. The right to free, comprehensive education, a key aspiration of post-war welfare state endowment in the UK - is a diminishing mainstream political demand. This symposium asks, given such a context, what can and should education provision by museums and art galleries do and be?

Over two days at BALTIC we bring together education experts, artists, curators and thinkers who have profound experience of working within the fields of education, curating and pedagogy in gallery contexts; and who have differing views of the ways in which arts institutions can and should be used to support and extend education at a local and international level.

Andrea Phillips (BALTIC Professor & Director of the BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art)

Part 3: Queer Timǝs School

Jason E Bowman (artist with a curatorial practice; MFA: Fine Art Programme Leader at the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg)
Bowman will use a current art and citizenship project - queer timǝs school and queer timǝs school prints, commissioned for acquisition by Glasgow Museums’ Gallery of Modern Art - as a case study. He will interrogate the implications for the programmed meanings of learning in art institutions if greater emphasis were to be placed on recognising organisational concepts within social practices in art including, in particular, recognition of forms of curating in social practice - when specifically conceived of and delivered by artists - that challenge certain dominant institutional systems, cultures and perceptions of how curating does, where and when curating occurs, and why this matters to what it warrants.

Speakers Andrea Phillips, Jason E Bowman
Formats MPEG 4, Symposium
Month November 2018
Keywords BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, Critically Engaged, Education, curatorial practice
Related Event BxNU Symposium: In Need of Education (2 & 3 November 2018)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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