READING GROUP The Ignorant Schoolmaster.


READING GROUP «The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Knowledge and educational practices in contemporary art and culture».


A reading group is a series of meetings, where participants are offered to read and discuss with the moderator the sources stated in the framework of the topic. Please note that the texts will be in English.


As examples of educational practices described in the texts. programs and projects implemented in Queens Museum (New York, USA), Serpentine Gallery (London, Great Britain), Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm, Sweden), Documenta 5 and 12 (Cassel, Germany) and Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory (Utrecht, Netherlands) will be stusied.


Alexander Ivanov will act as moderator of the group at the NCCA - curator of educational projects, art manager, researcher, the head of the art studio of the Petersburg charitable public organisation "Perspectives" at PNI No. 3 in Peterhof.


We invite for participation the artists, curators, art historians, education professionals, art critics, who want to increase the understanding of professional texts and learn how to freely discuss them with other members of the community. 


The number of participants in the group - 15 people. Participation is free, but individual registration is required.


A detailed program in Russian can be downloaded here:


Course Structure:


March 5. 7:00 p.m.

«Aesthetics of Action»


March 19, 7:00 p.m. 

«The Ignorant Schoolmaster»


April 9, 7:00 p.m.



April 16, 7:00 p.m.

«Inclusive practices in art: disability studies, disability art and critical theory


Meetings will be held at: North-West Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art as part of ROSIZO: St. Petersburg, ul. Glinka, 2 lit. "A", 2nd floor.

2a, Glinki st, St Petersburg.  © National centre for contemporary arts. Developement [artinfo]. [Andrey Velikanov]'s design