In this panel discussion we explore to what extent art education prepares for or relates to the various forms of cooperation that occur in contemporary art and design practice.

How to prepare for a practice of setting up an association with other artists to fight for the collective interest of the arts? How to create educational programs that train students to becoming artists who work together to invent new forms of political intervention and representation?

Each panellist proposes a way of integrating a form of cooperation, each with its own political, artistic or professional motivation, into the art academy

14 February 2020, 16.15-18.00 hrs

Location: Theory Stairs of the Fedlev Building, Fred. Roeskestraat 96, Amsterdam

Teresa Borasino is a visual artist and activist based in Amsterdam. Her work addresses the climate crisis through various mediums – performance, installation, graphic design, and direct action. She often works in collaboration with other artists, architects, academics, and activists to develop synergies between art and activism. She co-founded Fossil Free Culture NL.

Sekai Makoni is a writer, speaker, podcast host and training facilitator based in Rotterdam but from the UK. Sekai’s work centres Black feminism, colonial histories, faith, emotion and song. Sekai co-runs the Hear! Here! at Rietveld / Sandberg which is a dialogue and listening platform that offers trainings and events to consider the ways we speak across difference.

Rune Peitersen is a Danish visual artist who has been exhibiting internationally and is based in Brussels and Amsterdam. Next to his artistic practice, Peitersen teaches at the St. Joost Art Academy, and is a cofounder of several artists’ initiatives among which the think-tank Platform Beeldende Kunst (Platform for Visual Arts).

Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide is exhibitions curator at Van Abbemuseum. Her interests lie in diverse intersecting perspectives – institutional, trans-local, feminist, queer, intersectional, and modes that decentre the oppressor in practices of freedom and liberation – to influence art institutional practices.

The editorial board intercurricular programmes of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie presents a series of 5 lectures to discuss a number of educational questions relevant to the academy for art and design, and in anticipation of Future Practices.

Curated by Joram Kraaijeveld in conversation with Jurgen Bey, Ea Polman, Jorinde Seijdel, Tessa Verheul, Ben Zegers