Making and Being: Embodiment, Collaboration, & Circulation in the Visual Arts
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Aimed at those who want to connect art to economy and produce works that reflect the conditions of their own production, this title provides a framework for rethinking the artist’s practice. In this book, artists are asked to reflect on both who they are becoming as they make projects, and also what their projects are becoming as they take shape and circulate in the world.Making and Being is the culmination of five years of experimentation and research in art school classrooms around the world conducted by artists and educators Susan Jahoda, Caroline Woolard and Emilio Martinez-Poppe. Trying out ideas and exercises, the authors learned what works and what doesn’t, resulting in a multiplatform pedagogical project that offers exercises and practices for fostering mindful collaboration, contemplation and social and ecological analysis. Here, their most essential assignments and activities are compiled into one book.Making and Being is published in collaboration with BFAMFAPhD, a collective that includes artists, designers, technologists, organizers and educators working at the intersection of art, technology and political economy.Susan Jahoda is an artist, educator and organizer whose work includes video, photography, text, performance, installation and research-based collaborative projects, and a core member of the New York–based collectives BFAMFAPhD and the Pedagogy Group. She is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and resides in New York City. Caroline Woolard is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the Hartford Art School, CT. Woolard employs sculpture, installation and online networks to study the pleasures and pains of interdependence. She is the 2018–20 inaugural Walentas Fellow for Women Leaders in the Arts at Moore College of Art and Design.
ISBN 9781945711077. Pioneer Works Press.