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Collective reading and open discussion
by Vijai Maia Patchineelam
in collaboration with Julia Dahee Hong, Evi Olde Rikkert, Felix Rapp
and guest participants Adrijana Gvozdenović, Pia Louwerens, Joep Vossebeld

During ARTICULATE an assembly around issues of equality and discrimination inside the walls of art institutions will take place at the Academy. For the first half of the assembly, participants will be asked to take part in a collective reading session over selected texts that deal with the question of diversity within institutions. The second half will be an open discussion focused on what was read and the questions and issues that it raised.

The assembly is organized in relation to Vijai Maia Patchineelam’s Ph.D. research ‘The Artist Job Description’ that focuses on artists, who shift their roles in order to negotiate another way of coming in and engaging with art institutions. 

This event is also part of the effort of re-introducing a survey on discrimination that was organized last year by the group of alumni, the artists Julia Dahee Hong, Evi Olde Rikkert, Felix Rapp, and Justin Somjen. The survey was distributed among current and former students gathering a wide range of responses from positive experiences to more critical accounts towards the Academy. In this way, the assembly looks to build a platform for the mediation of these necessary and imminent topics into institutions by artists. 

With additional support from ARIA and OJO (Omkadering van Jonge Onderzoekers).