I am immensely pleased to announce that I will fill in for Carla Zaccagnini as head of studies for The School of Conceptual and Contextual Practices for the upcoming two semesters. The school is one of four MFA programs at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts:
“The School of Conceptual and Contextual Practices is a new school initiated in September 2017. The main focus of the program is in challenging the positions from which we think and work. On the one hand, this means to question hegemonic readings of art, history, theory and territory, proposing alternative narratives from a non-Eurocentric, post-colonial, anti-imperialist, queer-feminist, anthropophagic perspective. On the other hand, it also means to disrupt the flow of decisions that lead from an idea to a finalized work and rethink the mechanisms through which it becomes public; questioning solutions that might be used by default, subverting the normalized order of thoughts, and suspecting any assumptions of what can result from artistic research.”
I am truly excited for this opportunity to get to know the students, to understand the workings of the school, and to find ways for us to study the contexts and contradictions that influences our (im)possibilities to make art, in this place and time.