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Anti-Academy: Symposium

23 November 2013

12.30pm - 6pm / £10 (Refundable Deposit)

This half-day symposium explores the themes and context of Anti-Academy, a new John Hansard Gallery exhibition that examines the ideas, processes, workshops and legacies of three radical art educational models in 1960s Japan (Bigakko, Tokyo), the USA (The Intermedia Programme, University of Iowa) and Denmark (Ex-School, Copenhagen).


12.30pm - 1.30pm: Registration at the John Hansard Gallery, lunch and opportunity to view exhibition

Delegates transfer to the Murray Building Lecture Theatre, University of Southampton
(located behind the John Hansard Gallery)

1.30pm: Introduction by Alice Maude-Roxby
1.45pm - 3pm: Presentations by Tania Ørum, Yoshiko Shimada, Cornelia Schmidt-Bleek
3pm - 3.30pm: Q&A, chaired by Sunil Manghani
3.30pm - 4pm: Refreshments
4pm: John Reardon and Verina Gfader
4.30pm: Dean Kenning
5pm: Panel with Q&A, chaired by Joan Giroux
6pm: Reception at John Hansard Gallery and Anti-Academy Exhibition Opening until 8pm
Alice Maude-Roxby: Curator of Anti-Academy, and Head of Photography, Falmouth University
Yoshiko Shimada: Curator of Bigakko section of Anti-Academy, Doctoral Researcher, Kingston University
Cornelia Schmidt-Bleek: Curator of The Intermedia Programme section of Anti-Academy
Tania Ørum: Department for Cultural Studies and the Arts, Comparative Literature and Studies in Modern Culture, University of Copenhagen
Sunil Manghani: Reader in Critical and Cultural Theory, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
John Reardon: Dept. of Politics, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Verina Gfader: University of Huddersfield
Dean Kenning: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Dept. of Fine Art, Kingston University
Joan Giroux: Associate Chair, Art & Design Dept., Columbia College, Chicago.

£10 (Refundable deposit on attendance). To book your ticket click here

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Anti-Academy symposium event
Students in the class of Nakanishi Natsuyuki, Bigakko, Tokyo, 1970. Photograph by Morinago Jun.

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