'The last explosive change in art education came nearly a century ago, when the German Bauhaus was formed. Today, dramatic changes in the art world—its increasing professionalization, the pervasive power of the art market, and fundamental shifts in art-making itself in our post-Duchampian era—combined with a revolution in information technology, raise fundamental questions about the education of today's artists. Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century) brings together more than thirty leading international artists and art educators to reconsider the practices of art education in academic, practical, ethical, and philosophical terms.

The essays in the book range over continents, histories, traditions, experiments, and fantasies of education. Accompanying the essays are conversations with such prominent artist/educators as John Baldessari, Michael Craig-Martin, Hans Haacke, and Marina Abramović, as well as questionnaire responses from a dozen important artists—among them Mike Kelley, Ann Hamilton, Guillermo Kuitca, and Shirin Neshat—about their own experiences as students. A fascinating analysis of the architecture of major historical art schools throughout the world looks at the relationship of the principles of their designs to the principles of the pedagogy practiced within their halls. And throughout the volume, attention is paid to new initiatives and proposals about what an art school can and should be in the twenty-first century—and what it shouldn't be. No other book on the subject covers more of the questions concerning art education today or offers more insight into the pressures, challenges, risks, and opportunities for artists and art educators in the years ahead.' - from the front flap

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Introduction - Steven Henry MADOFF
On the Ground: Practical Observations for Regenerating Art Education - Ernesto PUJOL
An Ethics: Putting Aesthetic Transmission in Its Proper Place in the Art World - Thierry DE DUVE
Education by Infection - Boris GROYS
Aesthetic Platforms - Brendan D. MORAN
Project 1: École des Beaux-Arts
Dear Colleague - Robert STORR
Project 2: Bauhaus Building
How to Be an Artist by Night - Raqs Media Collective
Project 3: Black Mountain College
The Thing Seen: Reimagining Arts Education for Now - Ann LAUTERBACH
Project 4: Institute for Design
Include Me Out: Preparing Artists to Undo the Art World - Charles ESCHE
Project 5: Yale Art and Architecture Building
Roaming, Prelusive, Permeable: Future Academy - Clementine DELISS
Artereality (Rethinking Craft in a Knowledge Economy) - Jeffrey T. SCHNAPP, Michael SHANKS
Undesigning the New Art School - Charles RENFRO
From Exhibition to School: Notes from Unitednationsplaza - Anton VIDOKLE
In Latin America: Art Education Between Colonialism and Revolution - Luis CAMNITZER
Project 6: Marfa Complex
Under Pressure - Ute Meta BAUER
Project 7: Art Center College of Design
Teaching Art: Adorno and the Devil - Daniel BIRNBAUM
Nobody Asked You to Do Nothing/A Potential School - Liam GILLICK
Project 8: Generator Project
States of Exception - Steven Henry MADOFF
Project 9: Le Fresnoy
Dear Steven - Ken LUM, 林蔭庭
Project 10: Zollverein School of Management and Design
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