Teaching Material

Teaching Material accompanies Shifting Pedagogies, the 37th annual Graduate Symposium of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Runs March 14 to 29, 2014.

Teaching Material is an exhibition about art and education, whether the education of the artists themselves or their attempts to educate others. Each work considers the different sites of learning as an integral aspect of education. In some cases this means examining objects or spaces that have fallen into disuse or become outmoded, such as the paper encyclopedia or an abandoned schoolhouse. In others, institutionally organized education systems are questioned, or intervened with. For example, a UBC MFA candidate utilizing the structure of the Teaching Assistant system to examine her own position as both educator and student. Still other works turn their focus to the communal nature of learning and discovery, whether exploring the possibilities of a guided walk, or the limits of youtube art tutorials.

Teaching Material
accompanies Shifting Pedagogies, the 37th annual Graduate Symposium of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory; held March 14th and 15th in the Lillooet Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

An artist panel featuring Zoe Kreye & Catherine Grau, Natalie LeBlanc, and Guadalupe Martinez will be held during the afternoon of the symposium’s second day, March 15th.

Zoe Kreye and Catherine Grau’s Unlearning Weekenders walk will depart from the AHVA Gallery at noon on Saturday, March 29th. To participate please write to ahva.gradsymp@gmail.com, with the subject “Unlearning Weekenders RSVP”.

Artists in the exhibition: Chris Howison, Zoe Kreye & Catherine Grau, Natalie LeBlanc, Guadalupe Martinez, Kate Moss, Heidi Nagtegaal, Erin Siddall, Guillermo Trejo

Curated by Michaela Rife & Sofia Stalner

Presented by the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies and the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC).