BxNU Symposium: In Need of Education: Part 7 - Barby Asante

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 7: Barby Asante (artist and educator)

Drawing on James Baldwin’s 1985 essay "The Price of the Ticket", Barby will present a reflection on some of her recent projects and interventions, thinking about the value of friendship, mentorship, black social life, art making and study.

Speakers Andrea Phillips, Barby Asante
Formats MPEG 4, Symposium
Related Artist Barby Asante
Month November 2018
Keywords BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, Critically Engaged, Education, socially engaged, Racial Discrimination (racism)
Related Event BxNU Symposium: In Need of Education (2 & 3 November 2018)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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