WE ARE NOT AN ART SCHOOL
WE ARE A KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE RESIDENCY IN BALTIMORE
FOR ARTISTS CURATORS AND A PUBLIC THAT IS SELF-ORGANIZED
BECOME SELF-ACCREDITED / JOIN / APPLY
School for Innovation and Self-Accreditation in the Arts and Sciences
The Reinstitute is a critique put into practice; an idea generated from a place of personal growth and opposition to a fixed mode. It is a school that detaches itself from traditional definitions, while at the same time aspiring to the contextualization of such means. The school’s focus is to reorient art accreditation squarely with the artist and his relationship with the studio. Rather than depending on a value structure that relies on a historic preserve, the school will focus on programing that is reflective of new initiatives and experimentation. The school will examine the influence of the dominant structures of the so-called learned art practice and how these structures impede on the delicate relationship between artists and their processes.
Open Courses at THE REINSTITUTE
Classes in the form of workshops, panel discussions, lectures, and critiques will be open to the public.
“The commonwealth requires the education of people as a safe guard of order and liberty.”
THE REINSTITUTE is an independent school and exhibition space in Baltimore, Maryland. We work with innovation-oriented individuals to self-accredit not through means set forth by the historic scholarly apparatus; instead, we implement and develop individualized criteria set forth by the artists and their practices. The program will focus on the candidate’s initial need for personal self discovery and process, while naturally developing an individualistic focus for scholarly intervention. The Reinstitute thus challenges the University’s singular practice of accreditation and conformity through an active critique of historic preserve.
Self-Accredited Ph.D. at THE REINSTITUTE
The Self-Accredited Ph.D. depends on the sustained ability to self-motivate within a program that continuously adapts to the individual’s evolving thought processes. It involves an active re-evaluation of the structural and programmatic co-dependency on which institutions have historically been premised. The school measures greatness not by the concept of numbers, but rather the inherent voice of self-critique and non-conformity within one’s own practice. The Self-Accredited Ph.D program is an Advanced Degree which highlights a candidate’s independent studies, processes, and projects. We do not believe that the concept of art accreditation solely depends on the cohesiveness and conformity of cultural institutions; rather it is centered in individual thought, experimentation, invention, and the changing consciousness generated by those actions. This reflects the reality that innovation is most often spurred by opposition, methodologies of chance, and alternative views of self awareness.