Posts Tagged ‘Bean Gilsdorf’

Summer Session – Help Desk: Group Crit

Beatriz Milhazes. Sinfonia Nordestina, 2008; Acrylic on canvas, 96 7/8 X 144 7/8 inches

This Summer Session we’re going Back to School, and today we bring you a question from our arts-advice column Help Desk about how to get the most out of an MFA program. Group crits can be the most nerve-wracking and rewarding aspects of an MFA, and here Bean Gilsdorf, Whitney Lynn, and Rhonda Holberton weigh in on the best ways to make sure yours are both[…..]

Summer Session – Help Desk: MFA vs. Residency

Pat O'Neill. Horizontal Boundaries, 2008; still from color film, sound,
23 mins.

With Fall right around this corner, this Summer Session we’re taking some time to think about what it means to go Back to School, whether that has to do with self-directed learning, formal education, or pedagogical strategies. In that vein, today we bring you an article from our arts-advice column Help Desk addressing the differences between an MFA and a residency, and how that comparison reveals different[…..]

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 – Help Desk: School Daze

Bruce High Quality Foundation wants you to skip school and hang out with Chris Burden instead.

Our Summer Session topic this month is Back to School, and today we bring you an excerpt from our Help Desk, Bean Gilsdorf’s arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. In this installment, Gilsdorf answers questions specific to the MFA degree, giving readers practical advice on how to sort through the bullshit and find the best graduate-level arts program[…..]

Summer Session – “Little Chance to Advance”: Why Women Artists in Academia Are Left Behind

Karolina Melnica. Celujacy (Excellent), n.d.; performance documentation.

Welcome to the first installment of our Summer Session topic “Back to School.” For this session we will be talking about art and the academy, exploring the unique opportunities, challenges, and problematics specific to academia. Today we bring you an article by Bean Gilsdorf reporting on the Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation’s study on the lack of women in positions of power within the Polish art academy. The foundation finds[…..]

Summer Session – Help Desk: Is It Any Wonder?

david-bowie-fame

This Summer Session we’re talking about celebrity, and today we bring you Bean Gilsdorf’s Help Desk arts-advice column and a question about fame. With the art world, the art market, and celebrity so deeply intertwined, what is the difference between being a famous artist and a successful artist, and can it be described by the similarities between Thomas Kinkade and Damien Hirst? This column was originally published[…..]

Summer Session – Art & Vexation: Interview with William Powhida

William Powhida, Cynical Advice, 2012. Graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper, Cynical Advice, 15” x 20”, Graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper, 15 x 20 inches

For this Summer Session we’re thinking about celebrity, and that also means thinking about what it means to both loathe and desire its effects for oneself. There is no denying that the art world is often driven by the forces of celebrity, and William Powhida makes the core of his practice a thorough critique of this system. His work responds to the ambivalent desire for status[…..]