posted on: April 21, 2014, 6:40 p.m.
On Thursday 17 April Prof. Mikhail Piotrovsky opened a special event for St Petersburg educators from schools and universities. The event was attended by representatives from schools and universities of all St Petersburg districts.
‘St Petersburg presents a unique opportunity to consider the resonances between the historical collection of one of the most prestigious museums in the world and the new commissions of contemporary art for Manifesta 10. I can only echo the sentiments of the director, the education program is one of the most important strands creating a long lasting impact for the emerging generations. I must also pay a compliment to the City of St Petersburg, Committee of Education who have been a significant partner and instrumental ensuring the attendance of schools from all districts of St Petersburg. We have had a wonderful response from schools and we want to shift the perception of contemporary art, Manifesta 10 Education Programme is for all who wish to deepen their experience of the biennial.’ Head of Education, Sepake Angiama.
The programme, presented by our head of education expands beyond the museum into the city of St Petersburg through a programme of dialogues with leading cultural figures, artists working in schools and community workshops. An announcement of the inaugural Manifesta Summer School, a partnership between State St Petersburg University and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) titled Please mine the Gap will focus on artistic research and the engagement of space with exhibiting artists.