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Art Education: Global Perspectives

13 jul 2017
Public talk
Whitechapel Gallery, London.

How do specific geographic contexts shape different models of art schools? Bringing together case studies from the UAE, Thailand, Singapore and Pakistan, this panel, including Afterall’s David Morris, offers insight into experimental ways that artists have organised alternative models of practice that often challenge assumptions about what pedagogy might mean.

Silsilat Al Ramad, issue no. 1, 1985 (reproduced in 2017). Photocopied zine with poetry, writing, and drawings by Khalid Albudoor, Nujoom Alghanem, Yousif Khalil, and Hassan Sharif. Image provided by the National Pavilion UAE – la Biennale di Venezia. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery.

What are the strategies of engagement that have developed from these particular contexts, and how are new and alternative models developing? Exploring different communities of practice, from zines to collectives and spaces, this panel considers artists that have dealt with these questions in relation to their training, their access to information and their networks.

For this event, Morris will be present research generated for the forthcoming Exhibition Histories title on Chiang Mai Social Installation, 1992–98. Further contributions to the event will come from curator Hammad Nasar, artist David Alesworth and curator Vera Mey.

Art Education: Global Perspectives
Thursday 13 July 2017, 19:00–20:30

Zilkha Auditorium
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

Tickets: £9.50 (Concessions £7.50). To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.