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Nicholas Tammens: Jef Geys & The School (EN)

11 10 2019 19:00 20:30

WIELS invites curator and educator Nicholas Tammens to speak on the art and teaching of Belgian artist Jef Geys (1934-2018).

Nicholas Tammens Jef Geys lécole

Photographs of Jef Geys’ classroom [blackboard with diagram; and students with Piero Gilardi artwork], reprinted in Kempens Informatieboek, Special Edition: Arles, 2012.

In many instances, Geys’ projects began at the site of his middle school classroom in rural Flanders. Through looking at a range of Geys’ works, a broader problematic will be evidenced between the term ‘education’ and what it designates. The lecture will link Geys’ practice to key educational precedents and artistic interlocutors, for instance the models of education promoted by the Bauhaus in Germany and Nikolai Ladovsky’s teaching at the Soviet Vkhutemas, as well as artistic practices such as those of Marcel Broodthaers and Michael Asher.

Nicholas Tammens is curator of 1856, teaches art history at the Victorian College of Art, University of Melbourne and has worked as a childhood educator. In March 2018, he curated an exhibition of Jef Geys at Yale Union, Portland, USA. He has written for May Revue, and presented at After 8 Books, and at Castillo/Corrales with Yale Union.

11.10.2019, 19:00
WIELS Auditorium
Free entrance with registration
In English