Kapitalks: Nobody's here for the art
"No one is here for art," said one unnamed teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. So what are we there for? Why does anyone study or teach at an art university today?
Rómer house, Zámočnícka 10, Bratislava, Slovakia
Tuesday October 17, 2023 at 7 p.m.
- Jana Kapelová, Head of the Department of Intermedia and the Studio of Intermedia at AFAD Bratislava
- Zuzana Goleinová, student of film science at VŠMU in Bratislava
- Barbora Jurčová, student of intermedia at the APK+ Studio at AFAD Bratislava and graduate of printmaking at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica
- Radovan Čerevka, Head of the 3D Free Creativity Studio at the Faculty of Arts of the Technical University in Košice
Michaela H. Pašteková
"No one is here for art," said one unnamed teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. So what are we there for? Why does anyone study or teach at an art college today?
Art education is considered a specific and fragile educational environment, which in recent years in Slovakia and the Czech Republic has received more attention, mainly due to cases of bullying and harassment. However, discussions about mental health, activism, the mechanisms of art education or the (un)usefulness of art schools are also alive on its soil.
We will talk with teachers and students of various art fields about what motivates them to study and work at art schools, what their aforementioned uniqueness is, how the educational system is changing and should change. During the discussion, we will present the new issue of the monthly Kapitál, which is published on October 16 with the theme of Art Education.
- The event was supported from public sources by: The City of Bratislava Foundation
- The event is part of the Perspectives project – a new brand for independent, constructive and multi-perspective journalism. More about the project here
- The Perspectives project is financed by the European Union. The views and positions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views and positions of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the EACEA assumes any responsibility for them.
- Graphical visuals:
- Photo: Michaela Kacsiová "Peasants with debts 2023"
- Author of visuals: Barbara Kowalczuk