The New Administration of a Fine Arts Education

J. Morgan Puett, Mildred's Lane
Jon Rubin, Waffle Shop, Pittsburgh, PA
Michael Mercil, Reading the Daily News, or 365 days for Lucio Pozzi, 2008-ongoing
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J. Morgan Puett, Mildred's Lane

ongoing experiments with new education platforms

courtesy the artist

Jon Rubin, Waffle Shop, Pittsburgh, PA

ongoing restaurant/classroom/talk show

Michael Mercil, Reading the Daily News, or 365 days for Lucio Pozzi, 2008-ongoing

physical and time dimensions vary; reader, newspaper, portable audio system

courtesy the artist

Bureau for Open Culture

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Michael Mercil, Reading the Daily News, or 365 days for Lucio Pozzi, 2008-ongoing thumbnail
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The New Administration of a Fine Arts Education is a conversation series with leading individuals in contemporary art, culture and education who engage in multiple and overlapping artistic and pedagogic practices. Their exhibitions, actions, writing and artworks are at times seamless integrations of cultural production, lifestyle, studio and teaching. Some of them operate from inside or in coordination with art education institutions, challenging tradition from within. Others combine education and creative economic strategies to sustain practices in the realm of contemporary art and beyond and to realize new institutions. In all cases they are dismantling, intentionally or not, rigid definitions of what it means to be an artist, curator and educator today.

The series and accompanying publication intend to consider prescient questions related to contemporary cultural production and models of education. What exactly is a cultural producer? How has the portrait of the solitary artist working in the studio been reshaped as the artist simultaneously making objects, writing, curating and teaching? What are the challenges posed by these interchangeable and expanding identities and platforms? The participants in The New Administration of a Fine Arts Education represent diverse but complementary points of view for considering these questions and others.

About the artists

Flickr photostream

 

Matthew Higgs, Michael Mercil, J. Morgan Puett, Jon Rubin

Curator

James Voorhies and Lisa Dent

Institution

Columbus College of Art & Design, OH
Oct 14, 2010—Feb 2, 2011

Made possible with grants from Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council with support from Columbus College of Art & Design