Eksperimenta! is a unique and first ever international event that develops critical and creative thinking in society through the unification of contemporary art and art education. What is unique about E! is that 14-19 year old youngsters are given the chance to work with professional artists and by the “game rules” of professional art exhibitions. See more: http://www.eksperimenta.net/eksperimenta/exhibition-2011/concept/

The first Eksperimenta! triennal takes place in Tallinn on April 26th – June 14th 2011. Located at the famous Song Festival grounds, where Estonian Singing Revolution took place 20 years ago, E! represents a similar breakthrough, this time through education.


The topic of 2011 E! is “Space”. The exhibition will show the interpretations of space by young pre-professional artists from 14 countries: Canada, Portugal, Germany, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia, South Korea, Ireland and Iceland.


We are welcoming you to Eksperimenta! opening week from 26th – 30th of April. During the opening week we will conduct IDEAlaboratory training courses, workshops and seminars in Tallinn on 28th – 30th April 2011, where we invite all art educators and school students in the age of 14 – 19 to participate and observe. The virtual centre of IDEAlab is the internet environment www.eksperimenta.net <http://www.eksperimenta.net> , where all art educators are invited to upload documentation of their best practices and discuss about the integration of contemporary art and art education. See more: http://www.eksperimenta.net/idea-labs/


E! is initiated and organised by art studio Sally Stuudio and belongs to the programme of Tallinn European Capital of Culture 2011.


For more information, please see here.


Call for Papers. Eksperimenta! IDEAlaboratories

IDEAlaboratories is a programme for integrating contemporary art and education, which will take place during the Contemporary Art Triennial for School Students Eksperimenta! from 28th until 30th of April 2011, in Tallinn, Estonia.
IDEAlaboratories will consist of two parallel programmes, which will partly merge: a programme for the art educators and a programme for the school students in the age of 14 – 19. IDEAlaboratories will bring together art education experts, researchers, practitioners and school students.
We are looking for intriguing and inspiring presentations / workshops, which would lead to a better understanding of the essence of contemporary art and would contribute to integrating / translating contemporary art into the art teaching process. As we highly value in-depth presentations which interact with the audience, so we have planned the length of the presentations to be 45 – 60 minutes and the workshops 60 – 90 minutes.


Researchers and practitioners in the visual arts and art education are invited to submit abstracts for peer-reviewed papers, presentations and practical workshops within the themes and sub-themes: 

PROPOSED IDEAlaboratories 28 – 30th of April 2011 PROGRAMME – Key themes:
28th of April The Art of Thinking:
how to support and develop creative and critical thinking. Conceptual art, idea as art. The end of art work as an object. Fading of the borders between art forms.
29th of April The Art of Looking: new media and visual environment. Art as a reflector of society, creator of connections.
30th of April The Art of Creating: how the above mentioned are combined to reach a practical output in the creative process. The best practices from practitioners to practitioners.
Abstracts must not exceed 300 words (excluding bibliography) and should be submitted under one of the key themes listed above.
Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract under different themes. All abstracts will be reviewed and may be moved into a different theme if needed. Once you have submitted you cannot make modifications.
Abstracts must be submitted on the given submission form (please find in the attachment), correspondingly the form of display (presentation or workshop) and target group (teachers, school students or both together) must be chosen using following code (Appendix 1 in the attachment).
The abstracts of workshops must include the list of necessary tools, materials etc.
Deadline for abstract submissions: 10th of November 2010
Notification of acceptance: 10th of December 2010
Deadline for full papers for peer-review and publication: 20th of January 2011
Please send the abstracts to the e-mail address: abstract@eksperimenta.net
The Contemporary Art Triennial for School Students Eksperimenta! is a unique art event which challenges art education to break out from the class room and creatively interact with contemporary life and society.The main topic of Eksperimenta! “Space” will bring together the curators’ interpretations about space – from city space to image space, from geopolitics to psycho-geography, from more than a dozen countries. But the authors of the art work are not professionals, but young people in the age of 14 – 19. See more: www.eksperimenta.net <http://www.eksperimenta.net>
Eksperimenta! Challenging creativity
Tallinn 26th April – 14th June 2011

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