During his stay in Oslo within the frame of OCA's International Visitor
Programme, curator and writer Charles Esche is
giving a lecture at the Oslo
National Academy of the Arts on Thursday 28
April. The lecture forms part of 'TEOAEAWKI', a series of
reflections on art education in the 21st century, initiated by the
Oslo National Academy of the Arts. 'TEOAEAWKI' seeks to analyse and
understand recent developments and structural changes within the
educational sector by gathering important examples of relevant
initiatives and orientations to better define the Academy's goals
and ambitions as a state educational art institution.
The lecture is free of charge and open to everyone.
About Charles Esche
Charles Esche (b.1962) is a curator and writer. Since 2004, he has been Director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands. He is co-founder and co-editor of Afterall Journal and Afterall Books. His main work has involved working on the constitution of art institutions, most recently the museum but also the qualities of the art centre or biennial. His writings on institutional possibility and policy are useful aids to rethinking the relation between art and social change. A valuable book is the reader Art and Social Change published by Afterall and Tate Publishing and co-edited by Esche and Will Bradley.