I am thrilled to announce that NSCAD is offering the Readymade Institution course again for summer of 2017. We will just need ten students to register to make it happen this year!
I will be co-teaching the course this year with Michael Eddy, whom I have worked with on a number of occasions and has a well-versed background working in and with alternative spaces all over the globe. You can find more information about Michael’s work on http://www.conceptualyouthhostel.net.Michael will be travelling here from Montréal to teach the course, and no doubt will add a huge amount of flair to this course.
The Readymade Institution
Portable and Alternative Galleries Workshop
Summer Session 1B (June 26-Aug. 15)
Mondays/Wednesdays from 9am-12pm
Instructors: Michael Eddy and Michael McCormack
The Readymade Institution is a 3-credit studio workshop focusing on the critical role that alternative exhibition spaces and portable galleries have played in the development of emerging artists, curators and other practitioners. The class will consider a spectrum of examples from Duchamp to Fluxus to artists active today who decide to take matters into their own hands.
What is the effect on our positions when we work simultaneously as curators, custodians and administrators? What is the effect on artwork when it is exhibited on the body? How do these initiatives relate to more established institutions? Drawing from current and historical examples, this workshop will encourage collaboration within and outside the classroom, bringing together a multitude of
perspectives and skill sets as we develop and launch our own alternative or portable gallery spaces throughout the semester.
Please pass this on to any students you think may be interested!