• Miran Mohar at Summer School as School 2021
Miran Mohar: Teaching contemporary visual art practices and theories

Miran Mohar at Summer School as School 2021
August 5, 2021, 20:00
Venue: Boxing Club

Miran Mohar: Teaching contemporary visual art practices and theories

Category of contemporary visual art practices and theories should be introduced in education in the field of visual arts. This term is broad enough to cover a wide variety of artistic practices and phenomena, particularly since contemporary art production is often based on unexpected derivations that the system of traditional criteria cannot foresee. This is also a peculiarity of contemporary art practices and a difference from the recent past.

The concept of master's workshop or master class is obviously the past and teaching artists should no longer regard their students as their apprentices who assist them or who will continue their work. There is of course no general answer to how to teach visual arts (practices and theories), which is why we must try to develop, through experimentation, new methods of teaching that would be more suitable to the time in which we live and open to the future.
The term contemporary art practices and theories provides more room for reflection on how to teach the complex field of visual arts at the current time.

The presentation will focus on my pedagogical practice and co-creating alternative teaching models and institutions from 2008 till today.

Miran Mohar (born 1958 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia) is an artist, graphic and set designer based in Ljubljana.

He is a member of the Irwin artists group and a co-founder of the Neue Slovenishe Kunst art collective, the graphic design studio New Collectivism and the Scipion Nasice Sisters Theatre.

He is also a co-funder and member of architectural movement Maja Farol and a member of European Cultural Parliament since 2001.

From 2008 he is also an associate professor, head of fine art department and vice-dean at AVA, Academy of Visual arts in Ljubljana.

He was for 12 years tutor at the SCCA World of Art curatorial school.


Miran Mohar’s participation in Summer School as School 2021 was supported by Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Prishtina and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.