Abstraction as an Open Experiment educational programme
Ages 5 to 12
Focus: abstract art games, geometric form
Concepts: abstraction, experiment, form, structure
Universal competencies: cognitive and learning skills, game skills; culture and value competency; communication competency
Why do artists return time and again to simple geometric shapes – circles, squares and triangles? What is the appeal of abstract art? What do artists engage with and how? Together we will explore works that depict the relationship between space and ancient abstract shapes. We will create our own rules and conduct a playful art experiment!
Focus: self-expression and relating to one’s surroundings, abstract and geometric forms, public perception
Concepts: experiment, form, abstraction, geometry, composition, process
Universal competencies: culture and value competency; communication competency
The artists participating in the exhibition use the concept of ‘open form’ as a way of getting involved in one’s surroundings and rethinking the relationship between individuals and their surroundings. At the same time, the relationship is not political, but is rather the active creation of one’s own world. Inspired by the works of Sirje Runge and Dóra Maurer, we will seek adventure together in the transitional areas between abstraction and form. We will establish the rules and also discover the freedom to simply go along with the process. And although usually, nothing in an exhibition should be touched, this time we will accept Falke Pisano’s suggestion to alter the exhibition space.
HAPPENING AND SPACE
Age: 14+ and secondary school; adaptable for 10-13-year-olds
Focus: happening, a person’s relationship with him/herself, others and space, creating together
Vocabulary: happening, process, abstract art
Universal competencies: culture and value competency, self-definition competency, communication competency
The programme, which is meant for secondary school students and adaptable for those between the ages of 10 and 13, is focused on action art. We examine how artists relate to space and each other, and follow their example! In the video shown at the exhibition called Creativity, we see various experiments conducted by Miklós Erdély and Dóra Maurer in the 1970s to release their students’ creativity. We will recreate some of them and discover our relationships with our companions and space. The programme, which is focused on action art, is summarised by a happening, that is characteristic of the specific group and will be born on the spot.
ON SALLY’S TAIL (20 October 2018)
For 4- to 8-year-olds, pre-registration not required
All the youngest visitors to the exhibition (ca 4- to 8-year-olds) can climb on the tail of Sally, a large, hairy and friendly dog, and take a playful tour, which will introduce the exhibition to both the parents and the children. The programme, like a good family movie, provides both viewing pleasure and the joy of discovery to both old and young art lovers. And this time, everyone can play more than usual on Sally’s tail!
Saturdays at 2 p.m. (except for October 20th) and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
For young people and adults, pre-registration not required
On the guided tour, we will discover the rich world contained in the meaningful layers of the works. And if they wish, the participants can also contribute their own interpretations. In the course of the discussion, we will create a diverse field of meaning and delve more deeply into the author’s position of the various artists. Maybe, in the course of the open process, a new happening, or one already exhibited at the exhibition, will be born 😉
The guestbook of the Tallinn Art Hall’s public programmes in Instagram!
Take a picture of a work from a viewpoint that speaks to you, and makes you think about something, raises a question! Post it on Instagram and start an active dialogue with the work, other visitors or maybe even the artist! In the caption, share your thoughts, ask the artist or curator a question! Don’t forget to add the hashtag #kh_raamat to your post to get the dialogue started!