• Untourage #2 

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    Posted: 15 March 2016

    Second episode of Untourage at the Van Abbemuseum

    A Baltan Laboratories webseries

    A web series of videos of tours guided by artists/designers or scientists/technologists, depending on the tour location. The guide is challenged to explain something outside their expertise in a playful way to a savvy public. Each video captures highlights of a live experiment that serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary discussion. An artist might ‘misinterpret’ scientific research. A scientist might ‘fail’ at describing conceptual art. These ‘failures’, or knowledge gaps, offer an opportunity for insight through alternative perspectives. The purpose of the series is to convey Baltan philosophy in a playful way: encouraging cross pollination between disciplines and showing that ‘failure’ is not always a bad thing: it is an opportunity to learn and gain new knowledge.

    The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. The museum’s collection of around 2700 works of art includes key works and archives by Lissitzky, Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, Beuys, McCarthy, Daniëls and Körmeling. The museum has an experimental approach towards art’s role in society. Openness, hospitality and knowledge exchange are important key features.

    Untour Guide: Herman Schoo, Senior Research Fellow, Holst Centre

    Are you interested in the web series? Do you want to propose yourself as the next untour guide? Do you want to host the new episode in your broad-minded company / cultural institution/museum? Send an email to lorenzo@baltanlaboratories.org


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    Untourage#2 - Van Abbemuseum

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