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Contemporary Art Goes to School

Curriculum explores the intersection of contemporary art and school education, surveying a broad range of practices that share an interest in how the conventions of learning, as typically encountered in schools, might be extended or reimagined.

At the heart of Curriculum is Art School, an art-in-education initiative that has brought artists to work with students in Ireland since 2014. Essays in the book engage with the work of artists who took part in Art School, exploring specific moments within the program and revealing their resonance in the wider field of art and craft education. These texts offer a forum in which to rethink art education at all levels, while retaining a committed and informed engagement with the phenomena they assess. A vital text for curators, artists, and educators, Curriculum considers the school as a zone of artistic and curatorial practice, foregrounding the potential of contemporary art (understood in wide terms) to stimulate students’ creativity in original and open ways.

304 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/4

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Gerard Byrne


Jennie Guy

The Outline as Weapon
Nathan O’Donnell

We Want to Learn How People Exist
Rowan Lear

Image of the Self With and Amongst Others
Andrew Hunt

In the Field
Helen Carey

Weird Science
Hannah Jickling & Helen Reed

The Masterplan
Juan Canela

Dear Revolutionary Teacher
Sofía Olascoaga & Priscila Fernandes

Art School in Images: 2014 – 2019
Peter Maybury

How Many Elsewheres? (For Four Voices)
Daniela Cascella

EVA International: I Sing the Body Electric
Matt Packer

Play Like Coyote
Alissa Kleist

Exercising Study
Sjoerd Westbroek

Art, the Body, and Time Perspective(s) in the Classroom
Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Preparatory Gestures for a Future Curriculum
Clare Butcher

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