Death of the Art School: From Studio to Airport-Lounge of the Id

Neill Overton

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Abstract

My presented paper was entitled: Death of the Art School: From Studio to Airport-Lounge of the Id. It addressed 'The Art School' as the province of clinical dissection rather than of making good art. The Art School has simultaneously privileged 'studio practice' whilst constructing its illegitimacy under the University model. The "studio" evolves into the cloud, and realigns the role of the tertiary Art School. It becomes an airport-lounge of the virtual. Regionalism, once all too readily equated with parochialism, dissolves as 'geography' disappears, and redefines the potential of the regional University to affirm practice-as-research in higher degree art studies. The conference theme was towards shifts in the tertiary education environment internationally in terms of evolving contexts of physical studio space and virtual space, in locating art practice and the new forms of education now engaged. The conference title was:Locations of Practice, Sites for Creativity: From the Studio to the Cloud University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, National Art School 25-27 September, 2013 The ACUADS 2013 Conference was convened by three major Australian tertiary institutes: College of Fine Arts, UNSW, National Art School and Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. It included speakers on a national and international level, across the Australian University sector, and liaison with the College of Art & Design - 'OCAD University' in Canada. Links to ACUADS Papers and Conference impact/international significance are located at http://acuads.com.au/conference/2013-conference#papersAcuads Conference Papers
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference
Subtitle of host publicationLocations of Practice, Sites for Creativity: From the Studio to the Cloud
EditorsRoss Harley
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherACUADS
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9758360-9-5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
EventAustralian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference 2013 - University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 26 Sep 201327 Sep 2013
http://acuads.com.au/conference/2013-conference/ (Conference website)

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference 2013
Abbreviated titleLocations of practice, sites for creativity: From the studio to the cloud
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period26/09/1327/09/13
OtherACUADS offers participation to the wider art and design sector by co-ordinating a theme-based annual conference (with rotating locations throughout Australia) as part of its professional development responsibility.
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