The Art of Mediation

International symposium on the relation of critical pedagogy and contemporary art

Date: October 26-27, 2012

On October 26-27, 2012, as a conclusion to the Artists at Schools project tranzit. hu presents an international symposium entitled The Art of Mediation, which looks at the relationship between art and education.

For the two-day symposium registration is necessary in the form of a short letter of introduction. Registration is open until October 15, 2012 at The participation fee of HUF 500 includes a lunch (on October 26) and coffee /tea on both days of the symposium.

By approaching the symposium's topic from the point of critical pedagogy, we would like to highlight and reflect on the relations between knowledge, authority, and power. The relation of art and education is discussed on two levels: the institutional level (the role of art institutions and the 'educational turn' in the artfield, alternative and critical pedagogical models in connection with art educational models; student movements and initiatives from the 1960s until today) and on the level of collaboration between artists and young people (interpersonal communication, matters of positioning, knowledge production and mediation, experiencing).


October 26, 2012, Friday Krétakör Bázis (1093 Budapest Gönczy Pál utca 2)

10 am – 4 pm
Community Projects of Art Institutions and Alternative Education Models
Eva Egermann
(artist, researcher, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna), Janna Graham (educator, researcher, curator, Serpentine Gallery, London), Tímea Junghaus (art historian, curator, European Roma Cultural Foundation, Budapest), Maria Lind (curator, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm), Marion von Osten (artist, researcher, curator, Berlin), Andrea Gruber (educational expert, Pressley Ridge Foundation Budapest), Erika Lakatos (artist), Péter Bogdán (educator), Attila Tordai S. (curator, tranzit. ro, Cluj), Melinda Kovai -Eszter Neumann (social researchers, Anblokk Assocation for Cultural and Social Studies Budapest).

The symposium will be in English.

Junghaus Tímea előadása from on Vimeo.

Varga Tünde előadása from on Vimeo.

Schilling Árpád előadása from on Vimeo.

Solvita Krese előadása from on Vimeo.

Roma Mentor Projekt - Gruber Andrea, Bogdán Péter, Lakatos Erika előadása from on Vimeo.

Anna Harding előadása from on Vimeo.

7 pm – 9 pm at Krétakör Bázis (1093 Budapest Gönczy Pál utca 2)

What Do You Mean by That?
Community debate event about the relationship between art and education with Hungarian and international participants (In Hungarian)
Bring a topic-related problem you want to make into an issue

Public event, no registration necessary

Participants: lecturers of the symposium and the audience
Moderator: Ádám Bethlenfalvy, actor, drama teacher

27 October 2012, Saturday Krétakör Bázis (1093 Budapest Gönczy Pál utca 2)

10 am – 2 pm
Artistic Tools in Education
Anna Harding
(art historian, curator, SPACE London), Artists at School pilot project leaders: Zsolt Keserue, Lilla Khoór, Ágnes Szabics, Péter Szabó; Solvita Krese (curator, Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga), Nóra L Ritók (Igazgyöngy (‘Real Pearl) Foundation, Berettyóújfalu), Áprád Schilling (artistic director, Krétakör Budapest)

The symposium will be in English.

Concept: Judit Angel, Dóra Hegyi, Lilla Khoór
Curators: Dóra Hegyi, Lilla Khoór
Project coordinator: Vera Simon

Artists at Schools project

The project is supported by the European Cultural Foundation