Is school a place, an institution, a set of facilities, a situation, a circumstance, an attitude, or a constellation of relationships of the transfer of the acquired, invented, and accumulated knowledge, experience, and insight from one generation to the other? Perhaps a school or the idea of a school as a condition of learning, of being open to discourse and discovery, can also be seen as something that we carry with us wherever we go, whatever we do. An artists education is never finished. school is never out.
(Raqs Media Collective)
school is a space and collective founded by Yasmina Haddad and Andrea Lumplecker in 2011. school's main series PERFORMATIVE SCREENINGS focuses on the screening as a frame, and defines a specific realm within selected artistic positions that employ performative strategies and relate to (political) realities. OBJECTS FOR SETTINGS, a series of objects created in the context of school, are used to define certain features of a space, they may be presented as objects per se, or as devices for exhibition and performance scenarios. THE OBJECTIVE is an additional series that places that object at centre, where its condition - being part of the art world, or of a living reality? - might sometimes be unclear. Again, the aesthetic becomes a productive site of critical potential and triggers questions, discourse and change.