Creating a Profession: Behaviour Art

from 4.07.2012 – 7.07.2012 /
Wide Open School. Hayward Gallery. Southbank Centre
Organized by Eimear Martin and Curated by Richard Parry

Creating a Profession: Behaviour Art

.Access WIDE OPEN SCHOOL by Ralph Rugoff


This summer, for one month only, the Hayward Gallery is transforming itself into Wide Open School. An experiment in public learning, Wide Open School offers a programme of ‘classes’ devised and fuelled by the imaginations of leading artists from over 50 different countries.

Intended as a school for people who love active learning but don’t necessarily like being taught, Wide Open School is place where people of all ages and from all walks of life can explore, alongside artists, an unpredictable assortment of subjects.

At the heart of Wide Open School is an energetic atmosphere in which all participants are encouraged to exchange ideas in order to experience different ways of thinking, questioning and solving problems.

Classes are held in the Hayward Gallery, in which artists are developing workshops, group projects, seminars, lectures and/or performances about subjects in which they are passionately interested. That may extend to topics far beyond the methods and scope of conventional education…