In the world of visual art, many events have come to the fore with a strong focus on the art academy’s status in both the cultural and theoretical arena. Strikingly, these events all seemed to continuously draw attention to strict and one-dimensional processes such as the introduction of the Bologna regulations in the art academy or attempts to define artistic knowledge production. Those forms of one-dimensionality necessitate investigating anew what art academies are about. This time in multiple and fluid modes, where art academies can emerge as temporary, autonomous sanctuaries for artistic thinking—in fact the utmost and decisive factor in art education.
In order to tackle such forms of one-dimensionality and replace them by fluent modes of investigation, CCA Tbilisi has recently initiated to organize an idiosyncratic dissemination platform: a Triennial not only implying visual art, but also including a focus on art education and its related forms of research. The first edition of this Triennial, entitled Offside Effect, will take place from October 19 until November 20, 2012.
The notion of Offside Effect can be understood in various metaphoric modes. For example, in the mode of artistic thinking breaking through formalized frameworks of knowledge production. Or in the mode of agonistic, heterogeneous forms of laboratory-based education remedying homogenizing approaches. The ultimate ambition of the Tbilisi Triennial Offside Effect is to map a variety of practises in the form of activities, economics, methodologies, and strategies all connected with the experimental field of artistic thinking.
Various curatorial tools will be deployed in Offside Effect. Firstly, four keynote artists will be invited, i.e. artists who have demonstrated in their renowned practices to be able to articulate a stance with respect to art academies and art education. The four keynotes are: Hito Steyerl, Stephan Dillemuth, Anton Vidokle, and Marion von Osten.
Secondly, around twelve experimental education platforms—Maumaus (Lisboa), ISA (Habana), Staedelschule (Frankfurt), Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (Helsinki), MaHKU (Utrecht), Mildred’s Lane (New York), F+F (Zurich), AICA (Yerevan), KHAS (Istanbul), Addis Contemporary (Addis Ababa), Kaywon College (Seoul) and CCA IMP (Tbilisi)—will be asked to demonstrate and disseminate their specific view on visual art, art education, and research in a number of presentations. The “Academy as Exhibition” is the ultimate curatorial position Offside Effect will take.
In the opening week of the Triennial, various practises will be discussed further in a number of fora. In addition to the keynotes and a multitude of institute representatives such as Rene Francisco, Nikolaus Hirsch, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Inci Evinir, Mark Dion & Morgan Puett, Tiong Ang, Juergen Bock, Annette Krauss, Youngjune Lee, Jan Kaila, Sami van Ingen, the project will also involve speakers such as a.o. Mick Wilson (Gradcam, Dublin) and Gao Shiming (School of Intermedia, China Academy Hangzhou).
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Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
Não estou lá em baixo
Nem lá em cima estou.
Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.
Ao subir a escada
Não estou em cima, nem em baixo.
Não estou na creche,
Nem mesmo no sopé, acho.
Ideias estranhas começam a girar
Na minha cabeça
Fora do lugar!
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020
25.01 | 17h00 Talk with Tonio Kröner, Simon
Thompson, Jürgen Bock
All the light that's ours to see
19.09. - 22.11.2020
In line with revised recommendations from the authorities, we are postponing the exhibition, which was scheduled to open on 28 March. A new date will be communicated in due course.
In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019
Johann Jacobs Museum
Maumaus / Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar