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Art Education in the Age of Metrics

10 Mar - 7 Apr

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Herbert Read Gallery

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Canterbury

Four artists ask the question: ‘Are metrics (the standards by which efficiency, performance, and progress are measured) useful or relevant within the context of art education? We are all aware that a “data culture” dominates formal education, and that numbers define our relation to teaching institutions. Although this is a reality that permeates the entire educational system, nowhere can the tensions provoked by this model be more clearly felt than in art education.

Participating artists are Miren Doiz, Simon Merrifield, Redmond Entwistle, Steven Cottingham, and contributions by UCA students.

For this show, Spanish artist Miren Doiz has created a new work, a site-specific installation in the gallery using recycled objects and materials, as well as words and ideas that reflect the introduction of an “entrepreneurship culture” to the university.  Art Education in the Age of Metrics has been curated by Emma Brasó.

Venue

Herbert Read Gallery
UCA Canterbury, New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent CT1 3AN United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.uca.ac.uk/galleries/herbert-read-gallery/