December 1, 2012
Keynote 2012

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PROFESSOR CLAIRE BISHOP
HOW DO YOU BRING A CLASSROOM TO LIFE AS IF IT WERE A WORK OF ART?

4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
SVA Theatre
333 West 23 Street
New York City
Reception to Follow

Free and open to the public
 
Claire Bishop
 

Professor Bishop’s address will look at the recent proliferation of education-based art projects and contextualize them in the framework of ‘academic capitalism’. Spectatorship is a recurrent problem in these projects: are they targeted at an actual or ideal education, a universal audience or specific students? She will argue that the work of Tania Bruguera (Cuba, 1968) and Paul Chan (US, 1973) offer polarized approaches to the imbrication of art and education – and point to the importance of devising new criteria by which to examine these transdisciplinary practices.

Claire Bishop is Associate Professor in the PhD Program in Art History at CUNY Graduate Center, New York.  Her publications include “Installation Art: A Critical History” (Tate/Routledge, 2005) and “Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship” (Verso, 2012), and the edited anthology “Participation” (2006).  Her curatorial projects include the performance exhibition “Double Agent” at the ICA, London (2008) and the PRELUDE.11 performance festival at CUNY Graduate Center (2011). She is a regular contributor to Artforum.

 

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