Liberty of the screen, commission Banyule City Council

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Playfully conceptualising a project 'Liberty of the screen' a 2 hour intervention at a local playground within the City of Banyule; at Malahang Reserve, one of 3 large multi-function parks in the city, with BMX, skate ramps and dog park. Date to be confirmed for event November 22nd between 11 am and 1 pm. Looking for further volunteers if you're interested please contact myself or Caitlin, Banyules Arts officer on Caitlin.Armstrong@banyule.vic.gov.au 

inspiration: Christo     The Wall (Project for a Wrapped Roman Wall)

inspiration: Christo  
The Wall (Project for a Wrapped Roman Wall)

Site Visit: Work in Progress

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In coming weeks I will be updating you on the event that is planned for this site. I am very excited by this opportunity and the support of the Banyule's Cultural Arts Team!

Uneducated reviewed in The Age

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It was wonderful  to arrive at the gallery yesterday and a parent tell me, Uneducated received another review in The Age, by Dan Rule!! I was soo chuffed, we were soo lucky. Especially since the very considered Dylan Rainforth had written about the children's 'Curation Project'; but Dan's review was different, it focused on the artists work, in particular focusing on the miminal selection within the show. It made a great contrast between the reviews.

Wow! That with Maura Edmond's interview there has been interest in the works within the show, the premise, as well as the artists' talks, the philospohy lecture and the children's curation. Wow, its been a bumper month of brilliance!!

The link here 

image of the Children's thinking Collingwood College 'Curation Project'


Children's CURATION PROJECT Celebration today

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Today is the cupcake celebration of Collingwood College's 'Curation Project' of Uneducated, at Counihan Gallery, 233 Sydney Road Brunswick. Please come along and celebrate with the Young Curators their work and thinking for this extraordinary show!!! from 2-4pm - cupcakes and mineral water will be served. Thanks to Victor Griss and the staff at Counihan Gallery fro sponsoring this special event!

This Is Not The Work

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I am very proud to be associated with the exhibition 'This Is Not The Work' at QUT Creative Industries Precinct. An exhibition curated by LEVEL focusing on women in the arts working in a socially engaged model. 'Uneducated' was presented as a satellite presentation, as a website within the tent, along with Sean Peoples 'Friendly Floatees' and through student response and their work.

Re-curation by the children of Collingwood College and review in The Age

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As Part of the exhibition Uneducated the children of Collingwood College propose a re-hang of some of the works in galleries 2 and 3. This has been in collaboration with educator Cat Stevensen and artist Emily Floyd. We were so fortunate to receive a review and promotion in The Age today by Dylan Rainforth always thoughtful, another wonderful step towards promoting the artists, the talks as well as the work of the children !!!

Nick Selentisch in conversation with Dan Arps and Peter Tyndall will discuss the role of cognition in viewing.

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Image: Dan Arps, Untitled (Powerful Women) 2014. Video: Dan Arps, Fractal Study (Our Ancestors) 2011

Image: Dan Arps, Untitled (Powerful Women) 2014. Video: Dan Arps, Fractal Study (Our Ancestors) 2011

As part of the exhibition and public program Uneducated 
Nick Selentisch in conversation with Dan Arps and Peter Tyndall discussing 'The Role of Cognition and Meta- Cognition in Viewing Art'. 
Thursday, September 25th, 6-8pm: Counihan Gallery 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

or RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/305963979575801

 

 

Review Uneducated by Maura Edmond of Primer

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DAMP, 2014, Victoria's Secret, Mixed Media

DAMP, 2014, Victoria's Secret, Mixed Media

Uneducated has received a review from Maura Edmond of Primer. A fantastic self published online interview based Arts journal. Check out the review here  http://primermag.net/art/2014/9/kym-maxwell-interview-uneducated

Aesthetics, Politics and Education: Philosophies of Schiller and Ranciere

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As part of the exhibition Uneducated, Sam Cuff Snow and Gene Flenady from Monash University and Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy will deliver the lecture Aesthetics, Politics and Education: Philosophies of Schiller and Ranciere. Saturday 13th of September from 2-4 pm, a.t Counihan Gallery 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

This talk will offer some reflections on the political and educative potential of art. It will discuss Friedrich Schiller's remarkable call, in the wake of the French Revolution, for an aesthetic education of humanity, and Jacques Ranciere's inventive and egalitarian contributions to both pedagogical theory and philosophical aesthetics. 


Please come and join us for light refreshments and a lecture that illuminates the themes of Uneducated.

Uneducated Website

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web sketches-10.jpg

Had been just throwing some ideas around for website in the last week or two - this is a mock up!

Playing around - very unserious - not the final al all - just playing with tools - as not tech savvy  and I'm not the designer :( tech basics are OK tho heheh!

Playing around - very unserious - not the final al all - just playing with tools - as not tech savvy  and I'm not the designer :( tech basics are OK tho heheh!

Inspiration from Simon and Tom Bloor

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Kurt Rowlands' Kurt Rowland, Learning to See 1 (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1968).

Inspiration from Simon and Tom Bloor - Kurt Rowland is an arts educator from the 1960's. He has been an significant figure in arts education in the UK. This is an image from his  His book 'Learning to See'. Kurt Rowland, Learning to See 1 (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1968).

Uneducated

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ROOM 13 (2005) Coal Primary School, documentation of 11 year old artists'  studio, courtesy of Robert Fairly and Room 13 International

ROOM 13 (2005) Coal Primary School, documentation of 11 year old artists'  studio, courtesy of Robert Fairly and Room 13 International

UNEDUCATED group show held at Counihan Gallery, 233 Sydney Rd Brunswick, September 5th – October 5th 2014 

Opening September 4th 6-8pm                                        

Exhibition / PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Curator KYM MAXWELL

Artists: Annette Krauss (N.L), Tom and Simon Bloor (U.K), Room 13 the early years (with Robert Fairley U.K), Elizabeth Newman, Antonia Sellbach, Nick Selentisch, Annabelle Kingston, Dan Arps, Lane Cormick, Peter Tyndall, Kym Maxwell, Nathan Gray, Sean Peoples, Anastasia Klose, Dr Peter Hill, DAMP and Emily Floyd.

‘Uneducated’ is an ambitious exhibition of artworks and projects that are sociological and educational in nature. It represents active forms of education in or around society, questioning knowledge, truth and the teacher / student dynamic. The exhibit explores education as a challenge to spectatorship in art reflecting on the ‘educational turn’ in contemporary art discourse (in particular, theories of Schiller, Ranciere and Rogoff) and in this way revealing what Australian artists have done, or are doing in relation to how art educates and positions audiences — contemporary European works within this field of inquiry will also be exhibited for the first time in Australia.

Artists within the exhibit represent varying vantage points of ‘knowledge and education’ as either active or passive experiences of learning. All works explore differing accessibilities of arts intellectual codes (subjective or objective) with each production (the making) a form of ‘knowing’, either kinetic or arbitrary. Through autonomous and plural positions the ‘theory of knowledge’ in regards to the ‘educational turn’ is questioned.

Opening Remarks A Constructed World

 Talks:

Saturday, September 13th from 2- 3:30pm: The educational philosophies of Frederick Schiller and Jacques Ranciere, a lecture by Sam Cuff Snow and Gene Flenady from Monash University and Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy.

Thursday, September 25th, 6-8pm: The role of cognition in viewing. The importance of not knowing: what the Greek Skeptics might call a suspension from certainty; or cognitive indeterminacy.– Nick Selentisch talks with Dan Arps and Peter Tyndall.

Texts:

These include: Dr Courtney Pedersen 'Challenging educational norms and institutional learning: The works of Annette Krauss, Group Material and Room 13' In addition transcripts of the talk from Week 3 will be available in gallery post September 25th and online.

Re-curation

Emily Floyd and Kym Maxwell re-curate the exhibition with students from Collingwood College, the Reggio Emilia informed program, class 1/2 students. Re-hang from September 23rd - documentation displayed

Closing party

October 4th from 2-3pm sponsored by Counihan Gallery

 

Field 1968 in the Substation Contemporary Art Award

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News

Excited to announce Field 1968 has been selected as a finalist for The Substation Contemporary Art Prize 2014 - a national non-aquisitive award established to recognise and encourage innovation in contemporary practice. The exhibition opens 6pm Friday 15th August at The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria. This year’s judges are Max Delany, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and Mark Feary, Curator, ARTSPACE, Sydney.  http://www.thesubstation.org.au/


Industrial Estate Publication Launch

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The Industrial Estate Publication Launch July 9th from 7-9 pm at Hell Kitchen Level 1, 20 Center Place Melbourne.

Published by Kym Maxwell

Edited by Kym Maxwell and Ziga Testen 

Photography by Elliott Lauren
Designed by Ziga Testen
Typeset in FF Balance Bold
Printed in the UK and AU in an edition of 300 ISBN-10 
0-9924117-1-8
ISBN-13 978-0-9924117-1-8 

Industrial estate publication

Newest work #3 Channel Video work 'Field 1968'

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In recent times I have been working on a 3 channel video work that will premiere this year. It has involved the participation of 11 families, 3 videographers and visual arts and writers.

I look forward to updating the website with details regarding its presentation. Following are screen shots of the work.

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presenting paper at a conference and attending a conference, both pertaining to knowledge and authority

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This February I will be attending two conferences the first Authority and Knowledge: People, Policy, Politics at Melbourne University, in which I will be presenting a paper based on Palle's Nielsen's 1968 action 'Model for a Qualitative Society' and discussing agency in children, their first exploration of power and hierarchy through 'play' revealed in Palle's work. Also in early February I will be attending Spectres of Evaluation: rethinking art community value at the Footscray Community Arts Centre which I am very much looking forward too. Rob Ball states, 'Taking its cue from the artwork; Spectre of Evaluation (Thomas Hirschhorn, 2008) the conference looks to reconfigure the relationship between artists, art experts, and what the artist terms the “non-exclusive audience".' There's still conference tickets available at reduced rates for artists, so get onto it and see you there!

Thomas Hirschhorn, Spectre of Evaluation, 2008. access 

Thomas Hirschhorn, Spectre of Evaluation, 2008. access