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Summer Session – The Rülek Scrolls

from The Rülek Scrolls.

This Summer Session we’re going Back to School, and thinking as much about learning in the arts as the codification of certain types of learning; this includes learned expectations about the proper forms of engagement with artworks. Today we bring you a piece from the collaboration between artist Sal Randolph and historian D. Graham Burnett, The Esthetical Society for Transcendental & Applied Realization (Society for Esthetic Realizers),[…..]

Summer Session – Resources for Women of Color Faculty

Tina Takemoto. Looking for Jiro, 2011. Film; 5:45. Production still by Maxwell Leung. Courtesy of the Artist.

August’s Summer Session topic is Back to School, which includes arts education, pedagogy, and all types of learning, formal or otherwise. Today we direct our readers to a list of resources for women of color faculty in academia, put together by Professors Robyn Magalit Rodriguez and Zaire Dinzey Flores. Rodriguez and Flores successfully used these works to support their argument for funding a women of color faculty[…..]

Summer Session – Help Desk: Getting Schooled

Rudolf Stingel. Rudolf Stingel, 2013; installation view, Palazzo Grassi, Venice.

For this Summer Session we’re going Back to School, but that doesn’t necessarily mean formal education—today we’ll be taking a look at a question submitted to our arts-advice column Help Desk, wherein Bean Gilsdorf breaks down the components of an MFA program for the autodidact looking to challenge their practice without taking on the financial burden of art school. This article was originally published on[…..]

Summer Session – Pissarro’s People

Apple Harvest, 1888; oil on canvas; 24 x 29.13 in. Courtesy of the Artist and the Dallas Museum of Art.

For this Summer Session we’re thinking about going Back to School, musing on art education, pedagogy, and learning. From our sister publication Art Practical we bring you John Zarobell’s review of the San Francisco Legion of Honor’s 2011 Camille Pissarro exhibition. Zarobell finds that the show reveals a radical politic of Impressionism that is often overlooked in the works of some of the more famous artists. The author demonstrates[…..]

Summer Session – Denise Gray: MOCA Education Department

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Photo: Sean MacGillivray.

For this Summer Session we’re going Back to School, and today we bring you Sasha Lee’s interview with Denise Gray of the MOCA Education Department. Here Gray talks about her work as an educator and her role in MOCA’s apprenticeship program, which is designed to encourage high-school students to engage with the local art community by attending talks, visiting exhibitions, and curating their own events. This interview[…..]

Summer Session – Mike Kelley: “Day Is Done”

This Summer Session’s topic is Back to School, and we’re thinking about pedagogy, learning, and education in the art world. Today from Art 21 we bring you a short video about Mike Kelley’s 2005 project Day Is Done. The work is based around Kelley’s concept of Educational Complex, or the invisible construction of cultural mythos through social institutions like school and domestic life. Here Kelley attempts to reveal the workings of Educational[…..]

Summer Session – #Hashtags: The Trouble with the Mission School

Alicia McCarthy. Untitled, 1996. Oil and latex on panel. 84 x 84 inches. Collection of Jeff Morris, Oakland. Photo by Johnna Arnold/SFAI.

Today we’re thinking about what “school” means as a way of codifying an art movement—that is, the politics, aesthetics, and ethos that are implied by attributing work to a particular school. In that vein, we present Anuradha Vikram’s review of SFAI’s 2013 exhibition Energy That Is All Around—Mission School, wherein Vikram analyzes the problematics of the Mission School attribution. This article was originally published on November 18,[…..]