Art School is a body of research that focuses on the pedagogical environment and the conditions of creative thinking & material making. The outputs are films that embed reflexivity in their concept, process and form, further contextualised through International talks, events and curated screenings about Art School and the nature of artist’s process and pedagogy. The underlying research questions also address the significance of artist’s processes within the contemporary political and cultural climate. The first film Art School, 2015 shot over three years in a university Fine Art department, represents the generic spaces and facilities once seen in art schools worldwide. Using the camera and editing process as a research tool this work prompted a deeper investigation into the context and climate for art pedagogy including significant new commissions Art School, Kingston for Kingston University and Workshop for Tate Schools and Teachers Programme. Art School premiered at Anthology Film Archives in New York 2015 as part of The Infinite Child: The Art School Dance Goes on Forever, programmed by Sukhdev Sandhu for The Flaherty Series chaired by Dan Fox, Editor of Frieze magazine, Eugenia Bell, Design Observer Executive Director and supported by Paper Monument. The film was central to the curatorial premise for the exhibition Impersonal Life May 2016, Gallery 175, South Korea, with catalogue & essay by Songyi Son and for a group exhibition at The Gallery, DMU June 2017, curated by Dr. Stacy Boldrick and International MA students from Museum and Gallery studies at University of Leicester. In January 2017 Art School was shown with artists films at This is an Art School - Central St Martins, at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern and as part of a curated series of films and a talk for LUX Cornwall, Tate St. Ives, March 2016. Art School – Kingston has been launched as an on-line resource for art students, and Workshop premiered as an exhibition at Tate Exchange, Switch House, Tate Modern May 2017.
Citation : Lucas, A. (2015) Art School.
Research Institute : Institute of Art and Design
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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