The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick is pleased to announce the opening of UNEDUCATED on Thursday 4 September at 6 pm. Curated by Kym Maxwell, UNEDUCATED presents artworks and projects that are sociological and educational in nature. The exhibition showcases works that explore ideas of society, knowledge and institutional learning that both provoke consideration of our role as spectators and reflect on the debate of the ‘educational turn’ in contemporary art discourse. ‘Active’ forms of education are expressed throughout the show in the mediums of photography, video, installation, painting and socially-engaged arts, examining what artists have done, or are doing, in relation to how art educates and positions audiences.
UNEDUCATED offers an Australian premier of works by international artists Annette Krauss (NL), Simon and Tom Bloor (U.K) and Room 13 (U.K), with new work made specifically for the context of the exhibition and space by Simon and Tom Bloor, and Annette Krauss’s illuminating installation ‘Hidden Curriculum‘, shot in four different countries. Dan Arps, Peter Tyndall, Anastasia Klose, Dr Peter Hill and Sean Peoples will also present new works.
Acting Gallery Curator Catherine Connolly says “Featuring an exciting range of both Australian and International artists, Uneducated offers a dynamic and highly engaged presentation of the interest around both institutional and informal forms of education and learning in contemporary art.”
The exhibition also features a series of Public Programs, including a primary school children’s ‘re-hang’ of parts of the exhibition:
Saturday 13 September, 2 – 3.30 pm: Aesthetics, Politics & Education: Schiller and Ranciere, lecture by Sam Cuff Snow, Monash University, & Gene Flenady, Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy
Thursday 25 September, 6 – 8 pm: The Role of Cognition & Meta Cognition in Viewing – Nick Selenitsch in conversation with Dan Arps & Peter Tyndall
Saturday 4 October, 2 – 4 pm: Celebration – The re-curation of the exhibition by primary school children in collaboration with Emily Floyd & Kym Maxwell
DAN ARPS | SIMON & TOM BLOOR (U.K) |LANE CORMICK | DAMP | EMILY FLOYD | NATHAN GRAY | DR PETER HILL | ANNABELLE KINGSTON | ANASTASIA KLOSE | ANNETTE KRAUSS (N.L) | ROOM 13 (U.K) | KYM MAXWELL | SEAN PEOPLES | NICK SELENITSCH ANTONIA SELLBACH | PETER TYNDALL
CURATED BY KYM MAXWELL
Media Enquiries Catherine Connolly, Acting Gallery Curator 9389 8623