Jointly organised by the Serpentine Gallery and Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery, Deschooling Society brought together writers, artists and curators to discuss the changing relationship between art and education over two days at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room.
We are pleased to now be able to offer a series of podcasts of these presentations and discussions.
From Discursive Practices to the Pedagogical Turn
Panel discussion with Carmen Mörsch and Irit Rogoff, moderated by Sally Tallant.
In this panel discussion Carmen Mörsch discussed educational projects at Documenta 12, 2006. She mapped out the ways in which gallery education can be about the affirmation, reproduction, deconstruction or transformation of the institution.
Irit Rogoff took the viewpoint that education is an entry point into discussing knowledge. Through this process one discovers that knowledge does rather than is. For her, it is not about freeing knowledge but undoing the very possibility of containment.
Carmen Mörsch is head of the Research Institute of Art Education (IAE) at the University of Arts, Zurich, Switzerland.
Irit Rogoff is a professor at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in the department of Visual Cultures, which she founded in 2002.
Sallay Tallant is Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery.