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.