Image shared by Wendelien van Oldenborgh, workshop 3, March London 2014
Wendelien van Oldenborgh presents her ideas of pedagogy and colonialism in Indonesia in relation to Ranbindranath Tagore at the third meeting of the research group, Iniva, London March 2014.
A text shared by Wendelien van Oldenborg.
Read Some Aspects of National Education and the Taman Siswa Institute of Jogjakarta by Ki Hadjar Dewantara
Source: Indonesia, Vol. 4 (Oct., 1967), pp. 150-168
Published by: Southeast Asia Program Publications at Cornell University
These are the photographs taken during the third workshop at Iniva and the Tagore Centre, London, March 2014. Photos by Ho, Yu, Sheng and Carla Cruz.
On the group’s research and the ideas each one encountered and revisited in the visit to Santiniketan, January-February 2014.
With: Anshuman Dasgupta, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Andrea Phillips, Anjalika Sagar, and Grant Watson.
This is a collection of photographs taken by Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures research member Wendelien van Oldenborgh during the second workshop, Kolkata and Santiniketan, West Bengal – 30 January to 8 February 2014.
Wendelien van Oldenborgh develops works, whereby the cinematic format is used as a methodology for production and as the basic language for various forms of presentation. She often uses the format of a public film shoot, collaborating with participants in different scenarios, to co-produce a script and orientate the work towards its final outcome. With these works, which look at the structures that form and hinder us, she participated in various large biennials, and in smaller dedicated shows. Recent presentation include La Javanaise in the 12th Biennial of Cuena (EC) (2014) Après la reprise, la prise in ‘Art Turning Left’, Tate Liverpool (2013); Cinema Bete & Deise in ‘Dear Art’ by What How and for Whom, Calvert 22, London (2013); Supposing I love you. And you also love me (2011) in ‘Speech Matters’, Danish Pavilion, Venice Biennial 2011. Van Oldenborgh has exhibited widely including in Transit Display Prague (CZ), RAW Material Company Dakar (SN) van Abbemuseum Eindhoven (NL), Muhka Antwerp (B), Generali Foundation Vienna and Museum Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz (PL) as well as the 4rth Moscow Biennial 2011, the 29e Bienal de Sao Paulo 2010 and at the 11th Istanbul Biennial 2009.
Wendelien van Oldenborgh has been awarded the 2014 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art.
The third workshop takes place at Iniva and the Tagore Centre, London, March 2014.
SATURDAY 15 MARCH 12-6pm:
Institute of International Visual Arts, Rivington Place, Rivington St, London EC2A
12:00: Introduction – Andrea Phillips
12:30: Grant Watson and Andrea Phillips in conversation: learning from Santiniketan
13:15: Anjalika Sagar – notes on The Otolith Group Tagore film project
15:00: Wendelien van Oldenborgh – ideas of pedagogy and colonialism in Indonesia
SUNDAY 16 MARCH 11-2pm:
Tagore Centre, Alexandra Park Library, Alexandra Park Road, London N22 7UJ
Discussion of NGBK Tagore exhibition and the next workshop:
11:00: Introduction by Grant Watson
11.30: Introduction to NGBK by Antje Weitzel and Elke Falat
12:00: Discussion of exhibition design with Andreas Mueller
13:00: Presentation of research for exhibition by Vivian Ziherl (Landings)
13.30: general discussion
[PDF] Notes from meeting 3
The second workshop takes place in Kolkata and Santiniketan, Tagore’s experimental school in West Bengal, in collaboration with Visva-Bharati University and the Dutch Art Institute.
With: Andrea Phillips, Grant Watson, Anjalika Sagar, Anshuman Dasgupta, Wendelien van Oldbenborg, Rustom Bharucha and students from the Dutch Art institute.
[PDF] ‘Curating, Pedagogy – some thoughts for Santiniketan‘, by Andrea Phillips.
The second workshop took place in collaboration with DAI and Vivsra Bharati staff and students and involved an extended research visit to historical sites of Tagore’s life and work in Kolkata, engagement with the contemporary legacy of his learning community at Santiniketan, detailed investigation of the works made by artists for the Santiniketan campus both during and after Tagore’s life as well as time learning about the Santhal community whose livelihoods and culture are bound into the Santiniketan and Sriniketan environment.
We spent most of our time walking and listening to the knowledge of those members of the research group based at Santiniketan, Kolkata and New Delhi, and their colleagues. Members of the research group ate together and discussed questions and ideas every evening. On the last evening in Santiniketan we had a summary discussion.
Thursday 30 Jan: Victoria Memorial museum, Kolkata.
Friday 31 Jan: KG Subramanyan exhibition, Gallerie 88; Rabindra Bharati Museum, Josanko, Kolkata.
Saturday 1 Feb: seminar with Rustom Bharucha, Santiniketan.
Sunday 2 Feb: lecture by Rustom Bharucha on Another Asia, Santiniketan.
Monday 3 Feb: visit to Tagore’s houses on the Visva-Bharati campus; visit to the Tagore archive; lecture by Shiv Kumar, [title].
Listen to Anshuman Dasgupta talk about Visva-Bharati Campus’ murals
Tuesday 4 Feb: presentations by Dutch Art Institute and Kala Bhavan students; studio tour; presentations by Wendelien van Oldenburg and Anjalika Sagar.
Weds 5 Feb: Santhal Informal School; Santhal Museum.
Thurs 6 Feb: Sriniketan Institute for Rural Reconstruction.
Sriniketan – Craft as an Education of Living, by Kim Schonewille
Friday 7 Feb: Sanchayan Ghosh exhibition, Experimenter; Indian Museum, Kolkata.
Listen to Anshuman Dasgupta talk on Santiniketan’s Murals as he takes the group around the campus.