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Visual Arts Workshops for King's Students - 6 November 2021 to 13 November 2021

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The Artistic Genius: Practices of Making and Unmaking, 6 November 2021, 2pm-5pm, facilitated by Dr Kate Keohane (University of Oxford) in the Tate Turbine Hall, including a free tour of ‘The Making of Rodin’ 

This session will be an opportunity to consider and critique the processes of artistic creation. Beginning with a short art historical introduction by Dr Kate Keohane we will visit ‘The Making of Rodin’ exhibition and affiliated works within the permanent collection. We will then work together to form an artist studio, sharing experiences and ideas and sculpting our own works of “genius”.

Continuous Prototype, 13 November 2021, 2pm-5pm led by Maria McLintock, Displays Curator at The Design Museum   

After an introductory lecture on designing for complexity, students will work in small groups of  to co-design a causal systems map that connects two critical societal issues. Students will then work together to design three prototypes/tools for social innovation that could be used to design a preferable future in relation to these overlapping problems.

RSVP to jayne.peake@kcl.ac.uk. Maximum of 15 spaces only.

Important Information

  • Open to King's students only.
  • No prior knowledge of art or art history is required
  • All equipment and materials will be provided by the project (although it would be helpful if you could bring a mobile phone with a camera)
  • You will be invited to create a digital journal of your experiences

These workshops form part of the ARTHEWE Erasmus + Award with Clinical Humanities in collaboration with the Arts Cabinet: Pedagogies for flourishing in complexity and uncertainty

What you will learn:

  • Gain a knowledge of modernist art histories
  • Critique curatorial formations and the narratives surrounding the ‘genius’ artist
  • Develop an understanding of the ethics of studio work and collaborative possibilities for making and unmaking
  • Develop tools for thinking through uncertainty and complexity 
  • To approach working with communities and people with an understanding of situated research and ethics protocol
  • To interrogate your positionality as ‘researcher’ in relation to your subject matter

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Event details

6 November 2021 to 13 November 2021

jayne.peake@kcl.ac.uk