Laurence Rassel

Rethinking the Art-School

The cultural worker Laurence Rassel talks about the art school as an environment for developing a sense of collectivity.


Thu, 01.03.2018, 18:30

Admission: free


A school of art is a zone of convergence studded with a multiplicity of individuals, things and flows, stories, fictions and stagings, with social, cultural, material, singular and interacting asperities. And it is also a common territory by default: if we choose to come there to work or to study, we do not choose those with whom we will share this ephemeral biotope. Taking her current position as head of the Brussels-based art school e.r.g (École de rechereche graphique) as a starting point, Laurence Rassel reflects in her talk about how the art school as an institution can be conceived as an environment for developing a sense of collectivity. 

Laurence Rassel is a cultural worker who can act as curator, teacher, organizer. She is currently based in Brussels. From 2008 to 2015 she was Director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, an institution created in 1984 by the artist Antoni Tàpies to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art. From 1997 to 2008, Rassel was member of Constant, a non-profit association and interdisciplinary arts-lab based and active in Brussels in the fields of art, media and technology. Currently she is Director of erg (école de recherche graphique – école supérieure des arts) in Brussels.

The talk takes place as part of the collaboration of HeK with the research project "Creating Commons", Institute for Contemporary Art Research (IFCAR), Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK). The research project "Creating Commons" investigates exemplary projects which develop, as symbolic artistic works as well as operative infrastructures, new models for free access and use of cultural resources.

The event is held in english.

Rethinking the Art-School



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