Hans Haacke, Grass Grows, 1967–69. Earth and grass. Installation view: “Earth Art,” Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1969. © Hans Haacke / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Educators will consider relationships between ecological, economic, and social systems through gallery tours and pedagogical experiments linked to “Hans Haacke: All Connected.” How might teachers and learners identify and make visible power dynamics in order to consider their position and agency within them?
Educators who attend the workshop will be eligible to schedule a free guided tour of the exhibiton for their school and community groups facilitated by teaching artists and New Museum educators.
9:30 AM: Registration
10 AM–12 PM: In the morning session, educators will explore Haacke’s early works with an interactive tour, keeping in mind Haacke’s words: “All the way down there’s absolutely nothing static . . . nothing that does not change, or instigate real change.” Through a follow up discussion and activities, educators will further consider shifting relationships between maker, viewer, and participant, and physical and natural materials and systems.
1–3 PM: In the afternoon, educators will explore works on view that highlight Haacke’s various approaches to institutional critique, followed by a presentation and discussion extending the conversation to artists working in decades past and present to critique institutions within and apart from Museums. How might this conversation be relevant to students and how they view the intersection of political and economic systems not only within Museums but on multiple platforms were culture is consumed, created, and challenged?
Reservations are honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Workshop space is limited.