August 31, 2006 - frieze - frieze issue 101 – Art schools then and now
August 31, 2006

frieze issue 101 – Art schools then and now

frieze issue 101
Art schools then and now

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I love school uniforms, I love orders, regimented life, discipline and I wasnt allowed to experience all that. To this day, Ive remained a dreamer because I didnt go to boarding school.

During an official matriculation ceremony Beuys greeted the new students with an axe while muttering inarticulate sounds into a microphone.

In the September education issue of frieze Jonathan Meese rages against the mechanisms of art schools and laments his own education in an excerpt from his recent performance at Deichtorhallen in Hamburg while Jan Verwoert, whose own parents were taught by Joseph Beuys, asks whether Beuys hoped to undermine the role of authority figures by becoming one himself.

Phyllida Barlow whose students have included Rachel Whiteread and Tomoko Takahashi, talks to Mark Godfrey about 40 years as teacher and artist and Okwui Enwezor, Stephan Dillemuth and Irit Rogoff bring three international perspectives to bear on the strengths and failings of contemporary art schools. Emily Pethick discusses Roy Ascott whose unorthodox Groundcourse teaching programme radically altered art courses in the 1960s and Lucy Souter investigates the legacy of conceptual artists teaching at CalArts and Yale on a younger generation of painters including Laura Owens and Monique Prieto.

Plus Alex Farquaharson considers new institutionalsim, Tom Morton weighs up the benefits and drawbacks of gallery education programmes and Will Bradley chronicles the origins of the 1960s video journal Radical Software.

frieze magazine is delighted to announce the winner of the first Frieze Writers Prize, launched to discover and promote new art critics. The £2000 prize has been awarded to Jeffrey Ryan with two highly commended mentions going to Jason Foumberg and Joanna Kleinberg.

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