GradCAM Book Launch

April 25th, 20102:48 pm @


GradCAM in association with de Appel and Open Editions will launch the book, Curating and the Educational Turn in London on 28/04/10 during the conference “Deschooling Society

Following the bestseller from 2007 Curating Subjects Open Editions (London) and de Appel arts centre (Amsterdam) publish the companion: Curating and the Educational Turn.

Edited by Paul O’Neill & Mick Wilson

In recent years there has been increased debate about the incorporation of pedagogy into art and curatorial practice – about what has been termed ‘the educational turn’. In this follow up volume to the critically acclaimed Curating Subjects, artists, curators, critics and academics respond to this widely recognised sense of art’s paradigmatic re-orientation towards the educational. Consisting primarily of newly commissioned texts, from interviews and position statements to performative texts and dialogues, Curating and the Educational Turn also includes a small number of previously published writings that have proved pivotal in the debate so far. This anthology presents an essential enquiry for anyone interested in the cultural politics of production at the intersections of art, curating, and educational praxis.

Text contributions by:
16 Beaver Group
Peio Aguirre
Dave Beech
David Blamey & Alex Coles
Daniel Buren & Wouter Davidts
Cornford & Cross
Charles Esche
Annie Fletcher & Sarah Pierce
Liam Gillick
Janna Graham
Tom Holert
William Kaizen
Hassan Khan
Annette Krauss, Emily Pethick, & Marina Vishmidt
Stewart Martin
Ute Meta Bauer
Marion von Osten & Eva Egermann
Andrea Phillips
Raqs Media Collective
Irit Rogoff
Edgar Schmitz
Simon Sheikh
Sally Tallant
Jan Verwoert
Anton Vidokle
Tirdad Zolghadr

ISBN: 978-0-949004-18-5
Soft board cover with dust jacket
215 x 115 x 25mm
348pp English

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