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home school Field Day connects art + education for an afternoon at MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions, Feb 4

3 February 2018

The home school Field Day programme is on at New York’s MoMA PS1 on February 4. 

The pop-up art school, facilitated by Victoria Anne Reis and manuel arturo abreu, based in Portland, Oregon, will present a multimedia curriculum of talks, exhibitions, poetry, physical education, and more, in order to create “welcoming contexts for critical engagement with contemporary art.” Applying the concept of a school field trip to the programme, the event references the MoMA PS1 building’s history as a neighborhood public school, offering opportunities “to question and reimagine the methods, purposes, and dynamics that connect art and education.”

The day, running from 2pm to 6pm, will include a radio show broadcast by Diamond Stingily via Know Wave, a screening of audiovisual work created by and for the African diaspora, an artist talk by The Black School, as well as performances by RAFiA, Abdu Ali, and Fuck U Pay Us, among other things. 

See the MoMA PS1 website for details.**

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Sonic histories + black sociality: bart fitzgerald discusses music for the ‘Framing the Trap’ artist talk at Portland’s home school, Oct 27

26 October 2017

home school is hosting artist talk ‘Framing the Trap: Postmodern Aesthetics, Themes and Theories from the Trap’ by bart fitzgerald at Portland’s Reed College Chapel on October 27.

Organised in collaboration with Cooley Gallery director Stephanie Synder, the event will also be live streamed as the artist/curator/writer and lecturer discusses his recent work and the relationship it has to trap music. 

Looking at the genre’s “sonic histories, relation to the black church and spirituality, and postmodern aesthetic practices,” fitzgerald will frame and explore this tradition within his own practice, which looks at ‘black sociality, religion and queerness.’

Visit the FB event page for details.**

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‘home school’ reading #1 online, Jan 10

8 January 2016

Pop-up art school home school is hosting a reading series to launch online and from Portland, Oregon, on January 10.

The first reading will feature what the press release calls four ‘makers’ working “in a slippage between art and poetry”. Those include Melbourne-based artist and poet Aurelia Guo, Harlem-based writer and performer Sophia Le Fraga, as well as manuel arturo abreu and Jamondria Marnice Harris based in Portland.

A press release written by Hamishi Farah elaborates on a quote from Sianne Ngai and the apparent powerlessness of poetry in commodity society, going on to draw a link between “the problem of poetry” and global white supremacy, “unless it comes from the mouth of whoever cannot speak. Is that the shadow of poetry?”

See the home school website for details.**

Header image: Quisqueya Henriquez, ‘Helado de Agua de Mar Caribe (Caribbean Seawater Ice Cream)’ (2002).

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home school @ Composition gallery, Nov 27

27 November 2015

A free pop-up art school called home school is launching at Portland’s Composition Gallery on November 27.

Hosted by manuel arturo abreu and Victoria Anne Reis, the event has been organised to encourage “critical engagement with contemporary art and its issues” within an open and welcoming environment, and to provide a deeper understanding of “the casual rigor of the etymological origin of ‘school’.”

The programme includes an exhibition by Reis, abreu and Taj Bourgeois, and improvised performance by Eleanor Ford, a screening of Hamishi Farah‘s ‘marginal aesthetics’ (2014) video, music by Eric Fury, a poetry duet by Reis and Giovanna Olmos, and more.

See the home school website for details.**

Hamishi Farah, ‘Dog Heaven’ (2015) Install view. Photo by Hugard & Vanoverschelde. Courtesy the artist and monCHERI, Bruxelles.
Hamishi Farah, ‘Dog Heaven’ (2015) Install view. Photo by Hugard & Vanoverschelde. Courtesy the artist and monCHERI, Bruxelles.
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