Say What You Want, Cos’ this is a New Art School

Historically there are two types of art school, the Bauhaus (an investment in creativity and imagination) and the academic model (a belief in talent and development of skill). Thierry De Duve in ‘When Form has Become Attitude And Beyond’ suggests that both models are obsolete. The binary of educational systems built on industrial notions of labour, and ghettoised notions of creativity are giving way to convergent and independent models that explore the relationships between departments and across disciplines.

Writer and curator George Vasey discusses the threshold between the semi-privacy of the institution and the wider pressures of the economy outside it, in light of the recent ideological cuts to arts and humanities by the coalition, and the subsequent occupations and protests.…


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