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Summer Session – How to Make It: 10 Rules for Success From Art Curators

RoseLee Goldberg and Performa board member Todd Bishop at Relâche, 2012. Image via Paula Court and the original posting.

For our Back to School Summer Session, we’ve taken a look at education, pedagogy, and learning in the arts from a broad perspective, including work informed by school or schools of thought, investigations into the current state of academia, and resources for those interested in either self-directed or formal education. Today for our final installment we bring you an excerpt from an article by Cedar Pasori at Complex, who asked[…..]

Summer Session – What’s Your Time Management Personality?

Charles Ray. Clock Man, 1978; wood, paint, human body; 30 x 30 x 54 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

This Summer Session our topic is Back to School, and in addition to exploring how art and education intersect, we are also providing resources that might be useful for artists working in the academy or for those interested in self-directed learning. Today we bring you an article by Lauren Zander from the Freelancers Union, whose time-management profiles give readers an opportunity to evaluate their personal relationships to[…..]

Summer Session – 50 Ways to Take Care of Yourself in the Arts

Diane Borsato. Sleeping with Cake, 1999; discrete performance and photographs. Montréal, Canada. Courtesy of the Artist.

For our final Summer Session we’re going Back to School, and in addition to examining how pedagogy, learning, and the arts intersect, we are also providing how-tos and resources for artists practicing within education. Today we bring you an excerpt from an article by Madeleine Dore that focuses on ways to practice self-care as an artist, an oft-overlooked but critically important function. While these tips are[…..]

Summer Session – Help Desk: Back to School

Barry McGee, Untitled #29, 2002. Paint (mixed media) on wood panels, 96 x 144 inches

Our topic this Summer Session is Back to School, and today we bring you an article from our arts-advice column Help Desk about that very thing. Here, Bean Gilsdorf outlines her best advice for getting the most out of an arts program, particularly as an undergraduate, and how to jump-start personal development as an artist, whether you practice as a student, professionally, or independently. This[…..]

Summer Session – Can You Make Your Own MFA?

Sarah Hunter's logo for her experimental Summer Forum.

For our Back to School Summer Session, we’re taking a look at education, pedagogy, and learning in the arts from all angles—be it through work informed by school or schools of thought, investigations into the current state of academia, or resources for those interested in either self-directed or formal education. Today we bring you an article by Shannon Stratton from our friends at Temporary Art Review that seriously considers[…..]

Summer Session – Teaching While Black

Lorna Simpson. Five Day Forecast, 1991; five photographs, gelatin silver print on paper and fifteen engraved plaques, 24.5 x 97 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Salon 94, New York.

Back to School is the theme of our final 2016 Summer Session, and in addition to exploring the relationship between the arts and education, we are also providing resources for those working within the academy. Today we bring you the series “Teaching While Black” from Patricia A. Matthew’s blog Written/Unwritten. In Part 1 Matthew highlights specific essays about dealing with student reactions from Robyn Magalit Rodriguez’s “Resources for Women[…..]

Summer Session – Too Cool for the Cool School

Craig Kauffman, "Untitled," 2009. Drape-formed plastic with acrylic lacquer & glitter.

This Summer Session we’re going Back to School, and in addition to providing pedagogical resources and investigating the state of arts education, we are also looking at work that is informed by the idea of “school.” Today we bring you a review from Catherine Wagley’s column L.A. Expanded, wherein Wagley reviews separate gallery exhibitions by Craig Kauffman and Liz Craft. Wagley’s analysis pivots around the[…..]