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Yves Klein
Le saut dans le vide (The Leap into the Void), 5, rue Gentil-Bernard, Fontenay-aux-Roses, 1960, Oct. 23, Paris
Menil Collection
Photo by Harry Shunk-János Kender
© Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris
Photo by Shunk-Kender © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
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by Grant Mandarino

Spring is officially here (even in Michigan) and all the major art magazines are up to speed, jam-packed with goodies on all the latest shows and fads. One recurring topic this month is the proliferation of artist-run "schools"; e.g., the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU). In the current issue of ArtReview, critic Jonathan T.D. Neil calls this development "the pedagogical impulse" and attributes it to our inclination to colonize "new cultural landscapes and social territories." I call it education art, for lack of a better term, and I think it more intriguing than insidious.