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PinchukArtCentre opens applications for Understanding the Museum educational programme for teenagers

12 November 2013

The PinchukArtCentre opens applications for the sixth edition of Understanding the Museum – the educational programme developed by the art centre specialists for teens aged 14 to 16. This special course introduces young participants to the practices of contemporary art in the context of a professional institution. This edition of Understanding the Museum will last from November 22 till end of December 2013. Participation is free of charge.  

All sessions of Understanding the Museum programme are based on the current PinchukArtCentre exhibitions, which makes each event very specific. Within the framework of the exhibition of the 20 PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 nominees, the attention of the programme will be focused on the study if the Ukrainian art and analysis of its trends through the prism of issues that are critical in the international context.

The sessions will be hosted by Tetiana Kochubinska, participant of the PinchukArtCentre’s Curatorial Platform. Additionally, the events will feature artists, nominees of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, Oleg Gryshchenko, Oleksandr Kurmaz, and “Open Group.”

Maximum number of participant is 15.

Registration is open until November 20, 2013. Please, complete application form to register.

Within the framework of the first three courses of the programme Understanding the Museum, through the example of the solo show of Anish Kapoor and the group exhibition of 21 nominees for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012, the course participants got acquainted with approaches to temporary and permanent exhibition. The majority of the programme audience for the very first time had been offered an opportunity to communicate directly with artists, including Tiberiy Silvashi, Lada Nakonechna, Alevtyna Kakhidze, Lesia Khomenko, Ivan Yunakov, and Tetiana Goriushyna. Towards the end of the course each participant conducted a discussion tour devoted to one of the art objects showcased at the art centre.

The specifics of the last year’s course held within the framework of “China China” exhibition was that the participants analyzed art in a broader artistic and socio-political contexts. During the performance by Alevtina Kakhidze participants discussed the history of world art through the artist's subjective view, thereby increasing their understanding of artistic practice. At each subsequent session participants used the experience and knowledge gained during the previous one. Apart from artists exhibited within “China China” show, the events also featured experts from other fields of human knowledge – historian and film critic Mykhailo Zubar and film critic Nadia Zavarova, whose expertise helped the programme participants to increase their ability to perceive and understand art.

Education is at the core of the PinchukArtCentre activities. It is an open platform for our audience and in a wider sense for the whole society to get access to the world of art, experience and competence. Based on the international challenge of our exhibition programme, it offers a wide range of different views. PinchukArtCentre Education invites children, students, families, schools, universities and artists to participate in an open discourse, guided activities and discussions on contemporary art and the exhibitions at PinchukArtCentre.