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Halsey Talks: The Educational Turn in Art

Halsey Talks: The Educational Turn in Art takes place April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Halsey Institute in Charleston. In 1818, Joseph Jacotot, a French professor, was determined to teach his native language at the University of Louvain in the Netherlands. Many of his students spoke only Flemish; Jacotot knew only French. How could he teach these students his native language without being able to speak to them? His solution was to use a text translated into both French and Flemish, and in doing so, he proved that a teacher can teach something that they don’t know. How does this story show us how museums and exhibitions can be sites of knowledge production? Let’s talk about it and use Jacque Ranciere’s The Ignorant Schoolmaster and Irit Rogoff’s Turning to bolster the discussion. Free.