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In recent years the role of the art school has moved to a position of prominence, pushed there by the encroachments of an aggressive marketplace and the professionalization of every aspect of the artworld, from the dominance of gallery and museum brands, to the cultural tourism of art fairs and biennials, to today’s art itself now so often created precisely for the scale, spectacle, and capitalization of these events. To whom should the academy be responsible ?... Should the art school be a research center that enlightens conceptual practices while de-emphasizing skills, or a course of study in entrepreneurship, presentation, strategic thinking, and other matters to prepare young artists for the ruthlessness of the market ? Or is art school in the 21st century simply the physical surrogate of (...) 
—Steven Henry Madoff


Tobias Kaspar's Lab.Zone RME (Roommate Education) dealt with issues of how to question work conventions and one’s own enforcement of these. RME took place between 2013 and 2015 as part of the Work.Master program at HEAD – Genève.
RME consisted consisted amongst other of visits to various places within Geneva, Switzerland : visits to museums, cafes, restaurants, hotels, brothels, cinemas and other institutions. Most of the time the visits were accompanied by an instructor or in-house professional giving a tour or introduction: In and out: From one institution to the other...


This book has been conceived as an extension of RME and its blog by : Bianca Benenti, Denise Bertschi, Isaac Contreras, Ashley Cook, Diego De Atucha, Ravi Govender, Paul Guian, Gitte Hendrikx, Sarah Margnetti, Irene Muñoz, Philip Pilekjær, Juliette Russbach, Seyoung Yoon, and is an indirect result of Tobias Kaspar’s Lab.Zone RME (Roommate Education) ran from 2013 to 2015 at the Work.Master at HEAD – Genève.

Artist's book, Edition of 100 copies. Softcover with dust jacket, includes 3 posters. 114 pages, 28 x 21 cm

Edited by Géraldine Beck and designed by Julien Tavelli. Published by Tobias Kaspar and distributed by BECKBOOKS.

 
 

  

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