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Et si on brûlait la Sorbonne?

Et si on brûlait la Sorbonne?


Thursday 20 June

18.00 Average Grades. A conversation about education and professionalization in art

20h. Et si on brûlait la Sorbonne? Exhibition opening.

“It’s not the same organising an end of term party for a school or college group, as for a group of adolescents who are leaving school or adults who are completing their degree or postgraduate studies. Graduation, whenever it is, is a really important moment because the student has invested a lot of time and money so it merits a special celebration.”

At A*DESK we’ve also animated ourselves to organise one, given that this month of June we end a long and intense peregrination through the halls of the art world and curating. Ending a course of studies also represents a step towards the professional world, we’ve asked ourselves about this world that awaits us on the other side of graduating, we’ve given it a lot of thought and like all good students researched how they’ve done it at other schools.

The projects we’re presenting arose out of the joint efforts of the participants in the workshop Turn it Again, Sam!, that reflected on questions such as education and the professionalization of art.

What rituals are necessary to become professional? In which spaces does this professionalization occur? What is the function of mediation and education in art? What is the function of camouflage and the infiltration into other camps? What effect do the trends in art practice have? How does one relate critical practices with the hegemonic and the transformative?

We don’t know if the Sorbonne will burn, if we will reject our diplomas, get good grades, bad ones or indifferent ones, if we will do a casting of obedience, sing with Mónica Naranjo or confess, in a final turn turn turn!

Projects produced by Laura Aixalà, Caterina Almirall, Alba Benavent, Lucia Piedra, Martín Rico, Laura Cardona, Julieta Dentone, Mirari Echávarri, Gloria Escala, Marina Estaña, Enric Farrés, Rafel Forga, Federico García, Miquel Garcia, Marla Jacarilla, Albert Liza, Lorea Palacios, Antònia del Río, Bárbara Sánchez, Isaac Sanjuan, Fermín Soria and ozZo.

Curated by Laura Aixalà, Caterina Almirall, Alba Benavent, Mirari Echávarri, Lorea Palacios, Lucia Piedra, Martín Rico and Isaac Sanjuan.

Coordinated by: Oriol Fontdevila





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