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Alvin Langdon Coburn
Henri Matisse Working from Back (II) to Back (III)
May 13, 1913
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MAGAZINE RACK
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.

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