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Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

Exhibition Detail
Deschooling / Deskilling – Lecture by Vivian Sky Rehberg
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
Netherlands


September 20th, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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In the realm of contemporary art practice, deschooling and deskilling presuppose the possibility of forgetting—the forgetting of institutionalized modes of learning, with their structures and hierarchies, and the forgetting of skills or competencies one has acquired in order to mine some untapped well of artistic potential.

Vivian Sky Rehberg’s lecture contextualizes these terms and considers how they have infiltrated our discussions of art education, the recent ‘pedagogical turn’ in contemporary art, and the drive to devise alternative educational models over the past few decades. Rehberg will do so in order to sketch out some of the ideological implications of promoting deschooling and deskilling as radical artistic and educational modes under neoliberalism and to pose the question: who (or what) benefits most from deschooling and deskilling?


De termen ‘deschooling’ (ontschooling) en ‘deskilling’ (het afleren van vaardigheden) gaan binnen het werkveld van de hedendaagse kunst uit van de mogelijkheid te kunnen vergeten – zowel het vergeten van gevestigde onderwijsmethodes binnen gesloten structuren en hiërarchieën, als het vergeten van vaardigheden en competenties die aangeleerd worden om onaangesproken artistieke bronnen te kunnen benutten.

De lezing van Vivian Sky Rehberg belicht deze termen en gaat na hoe ze weerslag vinden binnen onze discussies over kunsteducatie, de recente pedagogische wending binnen de hedendaagse kunst en de wens van de afgelopen decennia om alternatieve educatiemodellen op te zetten. Op die manier zal Rehberg de ideologische implicaties van ‘deschooling’ en ‘deskilling’ als radicale artistieke en educatieve modellen binnen het neoliberalisme uiteenzetten en tegelijkertijd de vraag stellen: wie (of wat) is er het meest gebaat bij ‘deschooling’ en ‘deskilling’?


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