STUDENTS’ BIENNALE 2018 | the expanded education programme

Curatorial Team: Dr. IGal Myrtenbaum, B.V. Suresh, Santhosh Sadanandan, Rangoato Hlasane, Kausik Mukhopadhyay, Sanathanan Thamotharampillai, Federica Martini, Sarada Natarajan, Mriganka Madhukaillya

The Expanded Education Programme, was envisioned as a series of engagements with students and teachers to identify existing frameworks of learning across art colleges in India, and to imagine new directions in pedagogical practices within and around these institutions.
Facilitated by Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, the Programme focused on conducting nine workshops held between August and November 2018 at art colleges and other spaces in different cities across the country.  The outcomes of these will be further deliberated upon in a publication as well as a conference on art education in March 2019.

Running in parallel to the exhibition platform “Making as Thinking”, the Expanded Education Programme (EEP) is a long-term enquiry into the paradigms from within which art students emerge into the world – their institutions, educators/mentors and their local contexts of learning. At a time when the art world has acknowledged and embraced ‘the educational turn’ what do we make of our decades-old government art schools and expanding list of newer ones? What roles and modes do educators need to employ? And what do students need to be equipped with to engage in an art practice that extends beyond making? This study also sets up EEP as a symbiotic platform that distributes resources available to the Biennale as well as its partner institutions to address the needs of the art students across India.

EEP Research Team includes Bhooma Padmanabhan, Vidya Shivadas, Karthik KG and Agastya Thapa

HYDERABAD | 3 - 8 September 2018   Workshop on Intermedia Arts: Sound and Visual Expressions   by Dr Igal Myrtenbaum and B.V. Suresh

HYDERABAD | 3 - 8 September 2018
Workshop on Intermedia Arts: Sound and Visual Expressions
by Dr Igal Myrtenbaum and B.V. Suresh

NEW DELHI | 24 – 28 September 2018   Erasure & Reclamations: Labour and Migration in Song   by Rangoato Hlasane

NEW DELHI | 24 – 28 September 2018
Erasure & Reclamations: Labour and Migration in Song
by Rangoato Hlasane

KALADY | 12-18 September 2018    Technologies and/of art    by Santhosh Sadanandan

KALADY | 12-18 September 2018
Technologies and/of art

by Santhosh Sadanandan

MUMBAI | 24 – 29 September 2018    Ways of Seeing the City    by Kausik Mukhopadhyay

MUMBAI | 24 – 29 September 2018
Ways of Seeing the City

by Kausik Mukhopadhyay

SURAT | 20 - 28 September 2018    Workshop on Intermedia Arts: Sound and Visual Expressions   by Dr Igal Myrtenbaum and B.V. Suresh

SURAT | 20 - 28 September 2018
Workshop on Intermedia Arts: Sound and Visual Expressions
by Dr Igal Myrtenbaum and B.V. Suresh

CHENNAI | 17 – 23 October 2018    City as artist’s studio    by Sanathanan Thamotharampillai

CHENNAI | 17 – 23 October 2018
City as artist’s studio

by Sanathanan Thamotharampillai

BHUBANESWAR | 29 October – 5 November 2018    Making Materiality Matter: Art History as the History of Making   by Sarada Natarajan

BHUBANESWAR | 29 October – 5 November 2018
Making Materiality Matter: Art History as the History of Making
by Sarada Natarajan

NEW DELHI | 29 October – 02 November 2018    Another Story: Artists’ Museums, Alternative Histories   by   Federica Martini

NEW DELHI | 29 October – 02 November 2018
Another Story: Artists’ Museums, Alternative Histories
by Federica Martini

GUWAHATI | 1 - 7 November 2018    The School of Everyday: Practice as Pedagogy    by Mriganka Madhukaillya

GUWAHATI | 1 - 7 November 2018
The School of Everyday: Practice as Pedagogy

by Mriganka Madhukaillya

Excerpts from the workshops conducted under the aegis of Expanded Education Programme, Students Biennale 2018 by FICA August to November 2018 With Kochi Biennale Foundation, Tata Trusts, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council New Delhi, Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation, French Institute in India, The Raza Foundation, U.S.