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poster for from context to exhibition: Learning Development Programme 2009 

Launch: 23 April, 2009, 6pm (Peggy Shaw)
Exhibition: 23 - 30 April, 2009
Talks series: 24 -27 April, 2009
(Detailed programme below)

Venue: The LAB, Dublin City Council Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin 1 

from context to exhibition is a group show from the Learning Development Programme 2009, managed and curated by Create.

Partners: NCAD, DIT, IADT, Tisch School of the Arts (New York University) and The LAB.

  • Collaboration and its Discontents (PDF) - Liz Burns on the 2009 exhibition
    ‘...Rather than seeing socially engaged and collaborative arts practice as separate to artists’ studio practice, it is important that initiatives like the learning development programme seek to integrate this type of work within the wider field of contemporary international arts practice. There is still a disjuncture between artists’ studio practices and critical theory as taught in third level art institutions. As contemporary art practice continues to engage in what Claire Bishop calls ‘the social turn’ of recent years, now is an apt time for new ways of thinking and working within third level institutions with organisations like Create  , that offer students opportunities for exploring their practice both inside and outside of the studio’
    - Liz Burns, The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, July-August 2009

Peggy Shaw. Photograph: Justin Farrelly


April 23 From Context to Exhibition Launch. 6pm

Peggy Shaw, New York based performing artist and Create guest tutor to the Learning Development programme, launched the event.

April 24 What Isn’t Socially Engaged? 6-8pm

Faisal Abdu’Allah in conversation with Professor Mick Wilson.

Faisal Abdu’Allah is an artist whose work evolves primarily from the interface of photography, the printed image and lens-based installations. He graduated in Fine Arts at the Royal College of Art in London. Abdu’Allah appropriates iconography from popular culture to constantly reposition values and ideologies pertaining to representation. Recent projects include: Britannia Works (Xippas Gallery, Greece 2004), Garden of Eden (Chisenhale Gallery, London 2003). He is a recipient of the “Decibel Visual Arts Award” (Visual Artist 2004-5) and is currently Artist in Residence at The Serpentine Gallery (London).

April 25 Producing Communities. 12 - 4pm

Open Roundtable with participating communities and students artists. Chaired by Paul O’Neill.

Dr Paul O'Neill is an artist, curator and writer. He is GWR Research Fellow with Situations at the University of the West of England, where he is leading the international research project Locating the Producers.

April 27 Towards a Critical Pedagogy. 6-8pm

Professor Milena Dragicevic Šešic in conversation with artist Jesse Jones.

Professor Milena Dragicevic Šešic UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and mediation in the Balkans) University of Arts, Belgrade Former President of University of Arts, Belgrade, now Head of UNESCO Chair in Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation, professor of Cultural Policy & Cultural Management, Cultural studies, Media studies. Commandeur dans l`Ordre des Palmes Academiques, 2002. Member of National Council for Science and Technology (since 2006). President of the Cultural Policy Research Award (European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam). President of the Board of the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management (Foundation Marcel Hicter, Bruxelles). Chair of Art & Culture Subboard of OSI (Soros network). Former ENCATC and ELIA Board Member. IUC Dubrovnik Board member (since 2008). Pro Helvetia Regional Board member(since 2008). Advisor to the Minister of Culture Republic of Serbia (since 2007)  

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