July 25, 2017

New art from Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art and Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, and School Watch report on Cooper Union, New York

Art & Education

(1) Angelica Falkeling, Pass this On, 2017. (2) Eothen Stearn, An ant moves across the page, 2017. Images from Piet Zwart Institute MFA Graduate Exhibition. Courtesy Sol Archer. (3) Lilly Urbat, Transformation, 2016. (4) Monika Gropper, Po auf Klavier, 2016. Images from Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg Graduation Exhibition. Courtesy Johannes Kersting, AdBK Nürnberg. (5) The Cooper Union Foundation Building and 41 Cooper Square. Courtesy the Cooper Union. Photo: Mario Morgado.

Art & Education features New Artists, a platform for schools to present student work from MFA shows, open-studio presentations, and other annual student exhibitions.

Crooked Elbow, Serpent Brain: Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art Graduate Exhibition
Crooked Elbow, Serpent Brain is the 2017 Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art graduate exhibition and performance program, and a collaboration between the graduating artists and staff of the PZI MFA and Showroom MAMA, Galerie Kromme Elleboog, and Worm_UBIK. Crooked Elbow, a translation of Kromme Elleboog, refers to the infamous alleyway in the cultural heart of Rotterdam; Serpent Brain hints at our reptilian instincts of fear and survival.

The exhibition features Connie Butler, Angelica Falkeling, Tor Jonsson, Ash Kilmartin, Anni Puolakka, Nicholas Riis, Erika Roux, Eothen Stearn, Viktor Timofeev and Daniel Tuomey.

View the exhibition here.

Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg Graduation Exhibition 2016
The Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg graduation exhibition looks outward, toward new perspectives beyond graduation. For the second time the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg has utilized the entire campus for the purposes of its graduate exhibition. From October 20 to 23, graduating students from the academic year 2016 exhibited their works throughout the academy: the culmination of artistic development from their time of study. The exhibition reflected the academy’s diversity across all disciplines and provided a showcase for its activities.

View the exhibition here.

School Watch report on the Cooper Union.

The Cooper Union School of Art: More Than a Model of Free Education
By Nicholas Chittenden Morgan
“If there is a Cooper ethos to which one can point, is there, then, also a Cooper ‘look,’ some set of aesthetic conventions or approaches to art-making that govern the School of Art? Is there anything standardized or academicized about artistic practice as it is taught there? Day Gleeson is quick to correct me when I call the school’s approach ‘conceptual’: if the work were purely conceptual, she says, why not just write a book? At Cooper, the material and conceptual cannot be divorced. In her classes, she emphasizes the haptic, and focuses on getting students ‘away from their phones’ and engaged with process.” [read more]

School Watch presents distilled perspectives on degree programs in the arts, with interviews, critical texts and editorial exposés on MFAs, Masters, Doctorates and certificate programs in fine arts, art history, curatorial, cultural and film studies, and other related areas of specialty.

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