Symposium on Art and Education – 21 June

About the event:

The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (IYMF) and MUS-E Belgium proudly present the Symposium on Art and Education. The event will take place on 21 June 2024, from 09:30 to 16:30 at the Centre Culturel Bruegel. This symposium explores the dynamic intersections of language, art, and education. The programme features a keynote on multilingualism in the arts, showcases of successful initiatives by IYMF and MUS-E Belgium, and an introduction to the innovative practice of Intercreation. The event will be closed by networking drinks, providing a platform for attendees to connect and share ideas.
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Morning Session: Language, Art & Education

The morning session begins with a welcome and an introduction to our theme through the Film Ars Musica Project. Dr. Hari Prasad Sacré will deliver the keynote speech on “Travelling Fractured Multilingualism in the Arts,” examining the complexities and narratives of multilingual experiences in artistic contexts. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

Marianne Poncelet and Patries Wichers will then introduce the legacy of Yehudi Menuhin. Together with Meredith Borodine, they will present IYMF’s good practices, including the documentary “A Choir for Ukraine.” This segment will highlight various projects and methodologies employed by IYMF to foster social inclusion through the arts.

The session will conclude with an exploration of the KUNST-TAAL Project by MUS-E Belgium, which integrates art and language to enhance educational experiences. This session sets the stage for a thought-provoking and enriching symposium.

Afternoon Session: Intercreation, an artistic practice of Art and Participation 

MUS-E Belgium presents INTERCREATION as a specific participatory art practice, stemming from MUS-E’s long-term co-creative art projects in the fields of education, leisure and well-being.

Intercreation focuses on the creation of art in the context of a group, where an artist works with participants (primary audience). The professional artist is given carte blanche to translate his or her own artistic practice into an artistic process enabling a shared artistic experience. The participants are, in a way, active audiences who interact with each other on the basis of their own dynamism (context, knowledge, talents and sensibilities). As part of this collective artistic process, meaning is given to everyday, spiritual and socially relevant issues. Collective or shared authorship is central to intercreation.

Intercreation is the art of bringing people together. Interpersonal links are at the heart of the process. Intercreation is about linking ideas, intentions, norms and values. It’s about bringing cultures, environments and communities together to create something new. Plurality plays a key role when the language of art transcends existing cultures. Intercreation is a practice that thinks collectively, brings together amateurs and professionals, links different (artistic) disciplines and involves divergent artists.

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