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17 Oct 2014

How to teach and assess arts? Find out at Eksperimenta! and IDEAlaboratory!

Photo by Reinis Oliņš, Latvian National Centre for Culture

IDEAlaboratory at Eksperimenta!
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IDEAlaboratory - Eksperimenta! conference on teaching art in Tallinn, Estonia 24.-25. October 2014 Nordic Hotel Forum, Tallinn, Estonia Register for free!

Annely Köster

Aia 13b/Uus 16
10505 Tallinn

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How to teach and assess arts? Find out at Eksperimenta! and IDEAlaboratory!

The international youth contemporary art triennial Eksperimenta! returns to Tallinn for the second time to explore the topic of Art and Science from 23rd October to 23rd November. Together with the opening of the exhibition the Eksperimenta! team invites education and art professionals to the IDEAlaboratory to explore the Art of Teaching and Art of Assessment on 24th and 25th October.

Eksperimenta! presents artworks by young artists aged 14 to 19 from 11 countries in Tallinn's oldest church – St. Catherine's and in the medieval merchant's house Hopner House on the Town Hall Square. The nearly 800-year-old church as a venue for artwork by the very young artists presents a challenge and contrast but also proves that the Old Town is still very much alive and open for new brave ideas and free thinking.
Eduko IDEAlaboratory conference on art of education and art of assessment in creative subjects takes place from 24th to 25th October. Presentations and workshops will present experiences from Brazil to Portugal and Russia covering a wide area from theoretical questions of contemporary art education to practical workshops.
The first day of the conference, 24th October is dedicated to art didactics or the art of teaching. Nina Ostan from the National Education Institute, Slovenia, the winner of last Eksperimenta!'s curator prize, presents understanding and creating contemporary art at school and holds a practical performance workshop; Sepake Angiama, Head of Education and Audience Development for Manifesta 10, held in St. Petersburg, shows how to use contemporary art in a difficult political situation to urge young people to think; the curator of Canadian expo Professor Peter Vietgen from the Brock University presents the development of critical and creative thinking as a goal of Canadian High School Visual Arts Programs; the representative of ABLV Charitable Foundation from Riga will present Contemporary Solutions for Contemporary Art. Edna Vahter from Tallinn University and Annely Köster from Sally Studio will share best practices from Estonia.
The second day, 25th October is dealing with the difficult and controversial topic of assessment in creative subjects. InSea Lead Committee member Teresa Eca from Portugal will present portfolio as an assessment method that supports learning; professor Tomaz Zupancic from Maribor University holds a practical assessment workshop within the Eksperimenta! exposition. Maria Jürimäe will share Estonian experience with assessment that supports learning. Professor James Elkins will focus on assessment in arts and art education and will close the conference.

Find the whole programme here. The conference participation is free of charge for registered participants. Please register here.
IDEAlaboratory takes place as part of Eduko, a programme initiated by Estonian Ministry of Education and Science and supported by European Social Fund with the aim to improve Estonian teacher education.

E! 2014 will exhibit artwork by 14 – 19 year old artists from 11 countries: Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Germany, Slovenia, Portugal, Turkey, South-Korea, Canada, Brazil.

The first Eksperimenta! took place as a highlight of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 programme at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and in Maarjamäe Palace from April 27 – June 14 2011 and presented contemporary art on the topic 'Space' by young artists from 13 countries to an audience of 18 000.

Eksperimenta! 2014 'Art and Science' 23. October to 23. November in St. Catherine's Church and Hopner House, open Tue to Sun 11-18. Find us on Facebook Join our newsletter

Eksperimenta! is supported by Euronics, Canson, Vunder, Fagerhult, Sokos Hotel Estoria, Luxexpress, Embassy of the USA, the European Union Regional Development Fund through Enterprize Estonia.