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How to Get a Seat in Ai Weiwei's Coveted Class in Berlin

by Nadja Sayej
Ai Weiwei is now a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. So when you stop him for a selfie on the streets of the German capital—or when you spot him somewhere collecting Lego—be sure to holler “” The Chinese artist spoke at a press conference this week confirming his guest teaching position, which starts November 1 and will run until 2018. He kicks off his Einstein Visiting Professorship with a public lecture which is open to the public and will be streamed live—even faculty work on... [more]
Posted by Nadja Sayej on 10/30/15
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Private Debt/Public Value: Art Education's Social Responsibility

by Leora Lutz
There have been a lot of articles about the rise of education debt accrued by students in the United States, especially where arts-focused degrees are concerned. Few degrees these days can guarantee employment, regardless of the field, and it is becoming increasingly hard to justify the value of an art degree that has the least hope of creating jobs for its future graduates. Yet grad school admissions skyrocketed shortly after the 2007/08 economic crash, when the stakes for getting a new job... [more]
Posted by Leora Lutz on 7/8/15
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Relocating Home: Sofia Maldonado in Conversation

by Nicole Rodríguez Woods
This interview really began in November over lunch at a neighborhood cafeteria in the arts district of Santurce, Puerto Rico, where I had been unwittingly served freshly grilled iguana rather than my anticipated chicken breast. Sitting across from me was Puerto Rican muralist Sofia Maldonado, whom I had spent the late and muggy morning with at her temporary studio at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC). After a stroll through the museums’ galleries we had gone down the street to grab a bite... [more]
Posted by Nicole Rodríguez Woods on 5/6/15
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“San Francisco Is Just Giving Away MFA Degrees Now”

by Natalie Hegert
Do artists need MFAs? Must one obtain a higher degree to make it as an artist? Or are there too many MFAs in the art world already? What if you could get an MFA for , and all in under an hour? Bay Area artist Jeremiah Jenkins, the dean, MFA department chair, and sole instructor of the newly minted Tenderloin Institute of Art, will be giving out bona fide non-accredited MFA degrees to anyone who wants one over two weekends starting April 17. The new institute (whose logo may be rather... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 4/8/15
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More Dark Than Shark: Wesley Kimler + Bradley Rubenstein

by Bradley Rubenstein
Wesley Kimler, the irascible painter and raconteur, spoke with me in August 2013 about doing an interview for ArtSlant magazine. What started as a short conversation turned into an extended dialogue over the next few months that covered the current state of painting, film, and theater, the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and a glimpse into Kimler's unique education as an artist. Kimler is outspoken, often attacking what he views as the neo-conceptual academy of the artworld, advocating artistic... [more]
Posted by Bradley Rubenstein on 6/23/14
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