Radical Pedagogy Research & Reading Group
Fuelled by economic crisis, austerity and the liberalisation of higher education, alternative art education has burgeoned into a full-blown movement in the last decade. But what is alternative art education? Who is it for and what is it alternative to?
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ART&CRITIQUE was a peer-led alternative art education network dedicated to critical engagement with art practice, theory and research. It was founded in November 2015 and based at The Field New Cross and Larc in Whitechapel. We employed collaborative, co-operative and collective models of pedagogy and organisation and fostered alternative models of art education in a series of public events. Continue reading ART&CRITIQUE (2015-2019)
The STUDIO CRIT was an opportunity for artists, curators, designers, film-makers and other producers to present their work to an audience of peers for discussion and feedback. These events were free and open to everyone. Please scroll down for the guidelines and event archive.
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ALTERNATIVE (ART) EDUCATION
An overview of alternative art schools and peer-support networks originally compiled as part of an ART&CRITIQUE research project with contributions from Laura Hudson, Katie Tysoe and Johanna Kwiat. This is a ongoing research project and this page will be updated regularly. If you represent an alternative art school or peer-support network that is not on this list, or if you would like to amend or add to the entry, please get in touch.
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[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
The SYMPOSIUM book club was a monthly open-access reading group for artists, researchers and anyone interested in the intersections between art practice and critical theory. Everyone was welcome to propose a text and facilitate the reading group.
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Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
This course maps the theories and discourses that inform the production and reception of contemporary art, providing a supportive environment to develop your practice and articulate your ideas on the production, exhibition and interpretation of art. Continue reading Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
Curating Contemporary Art
This course explores histories, theories, practices and critiques of curating, enabling students to develop and establish their own critical understanding and approach to curating and contemporary art practice. Continue reading Curating Contemporary Art