yinka shonibare MBE in 'education' at vogele kultur zentrum, pfaffikon, switzerland

17 November 2013
Yinka Shonibare MBE's 2003 sculpture 'Pedagogy Boy/Girl' will be exhibited in 'Education' at the Vögele Kultur Zentrum in Pfäffikon, Switzerland.

Education implicates the thought of lifelong learning. Nowadays education is omnipresent, occasionally controversial and a topic to be defined for the future over and over again. The question arises as to what education includes since there is no conclusive definition of the term. Yet education is considered to be one of the most important resources of a modern society. Those aspects make education such an interesting and relevant subject to delve into. But how about our own education? Everybody has experienced it and has its own opinion. The exhibition aims to contrast current knowledge and thoughts about the educational system with the individual's point of view.

Works by international contemporary artists, including Yinka Shonibare, MBE, will play an important role in the exhibition. Dialogues across borders, genres and social classes play part in the exhibition's concept. As education is an abstract term it is very important to show various points of opinion from different cultures.

The exhibition runs from 17 November 2013 to 23 March 2014.

Since 1998, the non-profit foundation of Charles and Agnes Vögele has been the trusteeship of the Vögele Kultur Zentrum. Each year Vögele Kultur Zentrum features two exhibitions that engage with contemporary phenomena from different perspectives. As a well-known institution with a long history the vision of the Vögele Kultur Zentrum is to be a producer of a dynamic exhibition with the goal to promote better understanding of our contemporary world, the arts and our society, and to discover new connections. The exhibition program will be accompanied by interdisciplinary events, a bulletin and a miscellaneous education program.

Vögele Kultur Zentrum website