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AASF: Keynote Panel: Imagining a School

A panel discussion featuring Carol Becker, Luis Camnitzer, Dorothea Rockburne, and Victoria Sobel; moderated by Catherine Despont.

Spanning five generations of wisdom–ages ranging from 20s to 80s–participants will consider how art methodology is changing, how it should change, and how the act of school building is influencing this shifting landscape. The panelists will reflect on their collective experience as teachers and students of diverse educational structures: from Rockburne’s time as a student at Black Mountain School, to Camnitzer’s experimental curriculum at SUNY Old Westbury, to Becker’s position as Dean of the School of the Arts at Columbia University or her former role as Dean at the Art Institute of Chicago, to Victoria Sobel, who was a co-founder of the Free Cooper Union campaign and is, along with Casey Gollan, a current Vera List Center Fellow. The panel will set out a framework through which we might better understand the role of the artist in society and the ways that arts education engages with and defines cultural evolution.


The Alternative Art School Fair Radio


The Alternative Art School Fair at Pioneer Works presents an introduction to alternative art schools from around the US and the world, November 19-20, 2016.

Art Unfiltered


Art conversations with working curators, artists, and musicians on topical issues.