The Ignorant Art School | Five Sit-ins Towards Creative Emancipation | Sit-in#1 Ruth Ewan: We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted to Be and It’s Not Too Late to Change

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

    Description

    The first iteration of the exhibition and event programme The Ignorant Art School | Five Sit-ins Towards Creative Emancipation that features new works by internationally celebrated Scottish artist Ruth Ewan. Indexing Cooper Gallery’s art school context and the political turmoil of the 1790s when a radical movement in Dundee inspired by the French Revolution set up a ‘tree of liberty’ (an ash tree that grew on the site where the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design buildings would be built in the 1950’s) in the city, the exhibition radicalised imagination as a revolutionary act to reveal the power of collective grassroots learning and activism. Featuring a decimal clock especially installed on the public façade of Cooper Gallery, a virtual and physical perpetual Republican Calendar, a lightbox sculpture named Heckle, and an immersive installation How Many Flowers Make the Spring?, Ewan’s exhibition offers us a transcendent moment resonating with dissent and solidarity.
    Period2 Sep 202123 Oct 2021
    Event titleThe Ignorant Art School | Five Sit-ins Towards Creative Emancipation: Sit-in #1: Ruth Ewan We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted to Be and It’s Not Too Late to Change
    Event typeExhibition
    LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational

    Keywords

    • contemporary art
    • Curating
    • Art education
    • Radical Pedagogy
    • public engagement
    • creative activism
    • Alternative Creative Pedagogy