'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

Conversation - John BALDESSARI, Michael CRAIG-MARTIN

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

Conversation - Marina ABRAMOVIC, Tania BRUGUERA

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

Conversation - Dennis ADAMS, Saskia BOS, Hans HAACKE

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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