Revisiting Black Mountain
Museum für Gestaltung, Toni-Areal, Zurich
– 3 June 2018
The Black Mountain College near Asheville, North Carolina, can be described as a place of lived utopia. Between 1933 and 1957, experimentation was considered a valuable experience and self-determined learning, teaching, and democratic co-existence were seen as important assets.
The Black Mountain College, which was already covered in form 262, saw itself as an interdisciplinary institution educating its students in fine arts, theatre, literature, music, architecture, history, and physics as well as in economics. The exhibition “Revisiting Black Mountain” at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich showcases a selection of photographs, films, and documents that deal primarily with the relationships between these different disciplines and also look at the connection between life and art.
The exhibition is part of the eponymous project of the Zurich University of the Arts, taking place from 19 April to 3 June 2018 alongside workshops, performances, and a symposium, inviting people to engage with Black Mountain College against the background of today’s teaching at art and design colleges. The full programme is available here.