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.
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