Panel at 1:30 March 15 at 2019 CAA Conference, NYC
The Practice and the Other Practice: The Relationship Between Making Art and Teaching
This panel intends to address the contingent or contentious relationship between a studio practice and a teaching practice. Rarely addressed professionally, but often spoken about privately, this public dialogue attempts to bridge the theory of pedagogy with the day-to-day actions of a working artist who teaches. Looking to models like John Baldessari or Frances Stark who address teaching in their work, alongside the work of an artist like Paul Thek, who is known for his educational strategies, the panel will unpack how artists teach. Participating artists are encouraged to include images, methods, and storytelling, in order to ground the conversation in anecdotal evidence. Panelists might speak to topics like: school as a context for making work, personal identity as an artist/educator, lessons learned in the studio and classroom, or interrelated challenges of the art and academic markets. More than simply seeking balance, how do these practices work in concert, or at times, compete for one’s attention? What does the precarity or assurance of one profession provide to the other? From a position of inquiry, we ask, how does your work as an educator influence what you do in your studio? And, how does your work as an artist impact your performance as a teacher?
Co-chair Coe Lapossy, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Priyanka Dasgupta, New York University
S.E. Barnet, University of Suffolk, United Kingdom
Susannah Kite Strang, Arrupe College of Loyola University of Chicago