Unlearning School

Concept

A number of international institutions teach a kind of unlearning within the arts. A series of facilitators in different kinds of unlearning will run workshops teaching people unlearning of instruments, texts, the future and past, art skills etc. The institutions come from France, Indonesia, Germany and the UK. 

Rory Macbeth UK

GudSkul Indonesia

ZKU Germany

PAF France

Installation

Heavy Participation

Roaming

Light Participation

Workshops

International

Previously Exhibited In

Wandering Arts Biennial

AI

Political Therapy

Fluxus

Dance Workshops

Political Therapy

Take Over

Advocacy 

Unlearning School

Fluxus

Wandering Biennial

Politics of Listening

AI 

Fluxus

Political Therapy

Wandering Biennial

Take Over

Fluxus

Fluxus

Political Therapy

Unlearning School

Arts Advocacy

Wandering Arts Biennial

Politics of Listening

Dance Workshops

AI Workshops

Fluxus (USA)

Political Therapy (EU)

Unlearning (INDO, GER, FRA UK)

Wandering Biennial (BEL)

Dance (FRA, GER, SING)

AI (USA, INDIA) 

Take Over (UK)

Take Over - For Sale version in Tate

Fluxus - Many major international galleries MOMA, Lourve

Political Therapy - Manifesta, 

Unlearning - Next Documenta with ZKU, Gudskul

AI - Venice Biennale

Audience

Will probably attract more experimental crowd. (Regular art crowd)

Space

Workshop space variable depending on type of workshop from different institution. 

Development

PREVIOUS

All of the institutions have given previous unlearning workshops or shown systems for unlearning which can easily be workshopped and shown here. 

 

STAFFING

Some additional facilitators may be needed depending on the workshops

Benefits

- Media-enticing spectacle. 

- Highly engaged work, direct interaction with the community. 

- It's a work that the "general public" may connect with physically and psychologically without an elaborate knowledge of art history. 

- Relevance, currently prices of tertiary art education in Australia has risen so high in fees that it becomes unrealistic for a median income person to pay fees or pay back fees for an arts course, making art education now an activity for the wealthy or for inescapable very serious debt. This work further demonstrates how important art education is for highly imaginative, playful lateral thinking and how important the humanities are in our community. 

Challenges

-Informing the public of the benefits of "unlearning". 

Accomodations for Covid 

- Workshops can happen via zoom easily.