[spectre] Notes for an Art School / BOOK LAUNCH

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Mon Feb 20 09:11:37 CET 2006

> From: "Hedwig Fijen" <HedwigFijen at manifesta.org>
> Date: 16 February 2006 5:28:50 PM
> To: <secretariat at manifesta.org>
> Subject: Notes for an Art School / BOOK LAUNCH
> Notes for an Art School / BOOK LAUNCH
> Manifesta 6 School
> Martin Beck / Boris Groys / Liam Gillick / Walid Raad / Martha Rosler 
> / Dexter Sinister and  Anton Vidokle will be present to speak 
> informally about the school and the publication.
> 495 Broadway 3d Floor, New York, NY 10012, Tel: 212 925 2035
> The  SWISS INSTITUTE – CONTEMPORARY ART (S I) is pleased to host the 
> launch for Notes for an Art School, the first publication of Manifesta 
> 6. Notes for an Art School  is an anthology of essays and interviews 
> by artists, curators, theorists and educators on the topic of art 
> education. Contributors are Mai Abu ElDahab, Babak Afrassiabi, Julie 
> Ault, Martin Beck, Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Olaf Metzel, Haris 
> Pellapaisiotis, Tobias Rehberger, Walid Sadek, Nasrin Tabatabai, Jan 
> Verwoert, Anton Vidokle and Florian Waldvogel.
> The book lays the theoretical groundwork for Manifesta 6, the European 
> Biennial of Contmporary Art, for which the curators Mai Abu ElDahab, 
> Anton Vidokle and Florian Waldvogel propose to challenge the 
> conventional format of the large-scale exhibition and, alternatively, 
> set up an art school - the Manifesta 6 School - in Nicosia, from 
> September 23 - December 17, 2006.
> The contributors to the book rethink the goals and structure of an art 
> school, its ideological contexts, the positioning of its students to 
> the art world, its relationship to social and political conditions, 
> and the level of its discursive involvement, drawing on specific 
> examples and on their own experiences to interrogate the 
> appropriateness and validity of existing school models.
> Notes for an Art School was designed by Dexter/Sinister, Nicosia, and 
> will be available for purchase at the S I during the event, and may 
> also be purchased online at www.manifesta6.org.cy and 
> www.manifesta.org  A digital version of the book's essays can be found 
> on the Manifesta 6 website.
> Notes for an Art School is commissioned by the International 
> Foundation Manifesta and is made possible with the support of the 
> European Commission’s Culture 2000 Programme, the European Cultural 
> Foundation, and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic 
> of Cyprus.
> Manifesta 6 is organised by Nicosia for Art Ltd., member of the 
> Nicosia Municipality, and the International Foundation Manifesta.
> Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art is initiated and 
> co-produced by the International Foundation Manifesta, based in 
> Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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