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Art, Pedagogy, and the Potential to Undiscipline

Panelists: Denisse Andrade, Huong Ngo and Hong-An Truong

Monday, March 17th, 2014 starting at 7pm

Momenta Art is pleased to present the first panel discussion of our newly launched Art Education Program. This panel will focus on the imperatives of art education, considering the space of art (museums, academia, non-profit galleries) as an opening or foreclosing on the possibility of everyday resistance. What are the possibilities of the exhibition as a pedagogical space, both in terms of classroom use but also more broadly as a social space? In the university classroom, what is the potential of teaching art to all students, regardless of professional aspirations, as a spatial and political practice? Finally, how might we re-imagine our own pedagogical work as a method of critical experimentation in facilitation and collaboration? Ultimately, the panel seeks to unflatten the idea of everyday resistance in relationship to art as a discipline, perhaps as a way to “undiscipline” the field of art itself.

denisse andrade is an interdisciplinary scholar, an independent curator, and an educator. She has recently organized exhibitions at The Kitchen and the The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.  Her work has also appeared in conjunction with The Vienna Model at The Austrian Cultural Center (2013), and Performing Change at Eyebeam (2013).  denisse is currently pursuing a PhD in Geography at the Graduate Center (CUNY), and is a Teaching Fellow at Hunter College in the department of Urban Studies. denisse was a curatorial fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2012.

 

Huong Ngo is an artist and educator based in Paris and New York. She is part of the collective Fantastic Futures which has been supported by the New Museum, NY (2012); Rhizome, NY (2011); Eyebeam, NY (2013); iLAND, NY (2013); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF (2013); and Culture Push, NY (2013). Her individual and collaborative work has also been presented through Triple Canopy and MoMA PS 1, NY (2013); Vox Populi, PA (2013); EFA Project Space, NY (2011); The Kitchen, NY (2011); Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI (2009); LMCC, NY (2006); National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic (2005); and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL (2004). Ngo received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in Studio Art in 2012. She has taught at the MoMA, Pratt Institute, Trade School, and Parsons The New School for Design. She currently co-organizes an artist lecture series through Union des Jeunes Vietnamiens de France, hosted by WoMA, Paris.

 

Hong-An Truong is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who lives and works between New York and North Carolina. Experimental collaborations have included Rehearsal for Education with students at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, and Enacting the Words is Enacting the World, in collaboration with Huong Ngo and students from NYC.  Her work has been shown at Art in General, NY (2009); International Center for Photography, NY (2010); EFA Project Space, NY (2011); PAVILION, Bucharest (2011), and Agape Enterprise, NY (2012), Socrates Sculpture Park, NY (2013), and University Art Gallery, UC San Diego (2013).  She is a recent recipient of an Art Matters Foundation grant (2012), and a Jerome Foundation Fellowship at Franconia Sculpture Park (2013). Truong received her MFA at the University of California, Irvine in 2008 and was a studio fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2009. She is an Asst. Professor in the Art Department at the UNC-Chapel Hill.