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AKA Active Knowledge Academy

Bronx River Art Center
305 East 140th Street, #1A, 718-589-5819
Bronx
June 3 - June 29, 2011
Reception: Friday, June 3, 6 - 8 PM
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For four consecutive weeks, AKA will transform BRAC’s exhibition space into a classroom. Functioning as a school for higher learning and emulating the systems established by academia, AKA is a platform for experimentation, dialogue, and collective learning. The four weeks during which the gallery space becomes a laboratory for six selected teaching artists (Faculty), participants (Students), and the administrator (Canonge in the role of Dean) will culminate in an exhibition featuring documentation of the learning process, ephemera from the courses, comparative studies executed by Canonge, and the works produced by the faculty and students of AKA. 
 Hector Canonge proposes to explore issues related to the process of art learning, practice and production in an environment that simulates schooling, and where pedagogical discourse goes hand in hand with experimentation and discovery. Thinking about the creative process and how artists use a particular skill, talent or gift, Canonge will investigate what happens when artists are taken out of their comfort zone and start experimenting with new forms, processes, and production.

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