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Extra-Curricular: Between Art & Pedagogy

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Extra-Curricular: Between Art & Pedagogy

Part I. Between Institutions

February 15–20, 2010

Curated by Maiko Tanaka

Co-presented with Gendai Gallery

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Part I. Between Institutions (February 15–20, 2010)

Extra-curricular: Between Art & Pedagogy, is an international conference and curatorial project exploring the relationship between art, education, research, and activism. The project will take place in two parts: I. Between Institutions (February 15–20, 2010) and II. Beyond Institutions (March 8–13, 2010). Collaborating organizations for Part I include Gendai Gallery (Toronto), Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Vitamin Creative Space (Guangzhou, China), and Toronto Free Gallery.

Xu Tan, JMB Gallery’s International Artist-in-Residence, invites you to participate in a new instance of his mobile learning project, Keywords School in Toronto. The venue of the project will be the “Reading Room,” a social space located in Hart House at the University of Toronto. Through Keywords School, Xu Tan will share his ideas with the Toronto art community, to develop new dialogue around such complex issues as cultural identity and linguistics, citizenship and nationality.

Drawing on past iterations of his project, Xu Tan invites participants to discuss and generate new sets of keywords. Workbooks, videos, forums, and Dictionary of Keywords will be provided as resources and aids during the workshop. Visitors may join the discussion at any point, provided space is available.


March 8-13, 2010
Keynote Lecture by Annette Krauss
Hart House

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Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the operating support of the Canada Council for the Arts with additional project support from the Hal Jackman Foundation, Ontario Association of Art Galleries with the Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council and the Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk Centre for International Studies.

Title Image: Installation view of Extra-Curricular: Between Art & Pedagogy. Between Institutions, 2010.

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