Reverse Pedagogy invade the Venice Biennale

The Model takes part in Reverse Pedagogy at the 53rd Venice Biennale

These images are from the Reverse Pedagogy invasion of the 2009 Venice Biennale. A group of over twenty artists and curators took eleven canoes through Venetian canals and landed in the Giardini next to the Austrian pavilion on June 4th – the first day of the preview days. The canoes and the team remained on site, and then everything came together for the Canadian pavilion party on June 6th – where the canoes became part of the tiki hut bar that was central to the party.

The Model was a sponsor of one of the canoes, and thus made its own appearance at the Venice Biennale this year – if in guerrilla form.

The Model Canoe en route

Reverse Pedagogy was a week-long, off-site artist residence project that involved 26 participants in open dialogue and art production. The Model’s Director/Curator Seamus Kealy was one of the participants. Reverse Pedagogy’s next manifestation happens at The Model later this year.

Lots more images available on our flickr page which we will add to over the Summer as we prepare for the next installation of the project.

The third installation of Reverse Pedagogy will be at The Model later on this year