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Art School: Techno-Economies of Change

Art School: Techno-Economies of Change

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 7:30pm 10 NIS. Free for Friends of the CCA The event will be held in English.

The CCA presents Steven Henry Madoff who will be discussing the history and future of art education, touching on Marcel Duchamp, the Bauhaus, alternative educational models, and dematerialization. In our era of rapidly advancing technologies and accelerated capitalism, artistic practices and the ecology of the art world continue to change under immense pressures. Yet the formation of the artist under the regime of the art school, in both concept and practice, has barely been altered in nearly one hundred years, since the time of the Bauhaus. How is this possible, and what does it mean for artists, curators, art institutions, the global art economy, and the future of knowledge practices and production everywhere?

The talk will be followed by a discussion with respondents Nicola Trezzi, Head of the MFA program, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and Editor at Large, Flash Art International and Miri Segal, Artist and Head of Post-Graduate Fine Arts at Hamidrasha School of Art.

Steven Henry Madoff, award-winning art critic, curator, poet, and educator has curated internationally and published widely over the last quarter of a century. He has served as Executive Editor of ARTnews magazine, is a Contributing Editor at Modern Painters and ARTnews, lectures on contemporary art and education throughout the world, and has held the position of Senior Critic at Yale University’s School of Art. He is the founding Chair of the Masters in Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His books include Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century) published by MIT Press; Pop Art: A Critical History, from University of California Press; and Christopher Wilmarth: Light and Gravity, from Princeton University Press, among others. He most recently directed a multi-platform program of exhibitions and events, “Host & Guest,” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. He is currently at work on a book concerning the history and theory of interdisciplinary art practices from Wagner to the present.


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