Forms of Education: Couldn't Get a Sense of It
"Three years ago, during a talk at a university, a
student asked me, “What is the relationship between
your work and your teaching?” I realized then that
there was none. I might teach experimental forms
and aesthetic vernaculars, but the way I taught it
looked like any other art class from Mumbai to New
York, part of that dominant sameness that is global
art education. Also, my work happens neither in the
studio nor through “research”, but in ways that I could
not quite name back then. I usually would describe it,
and sometimes still do, as “looking like ethnography
from the outside” with important differences in
purpose and method, observational, and then, Boalian
or rooted in experimental histories of theater and
film. It struck me that I could not teach all of this,
in practice and in a way that encompassed all the
surprise, boredom, hesitation, fear, improvisation and
pleasure that the process can produce. I resolved to
change the form and spirit of what and how I taught."
-Beatriz Santiago Munoz excerpt from her text The Third Teacher.
With texts, essays, and art by:
Gregory Sholette, Eunsong Kim, Pablo Helguera, Duba Sambolec, MFA no MFA, Shelly Asquith, Roee Rosen, Aurora Harris, Ted Heibert, Mohamed Ali Fadlabi, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Marjetica Potrč, Escuela de Garaje, Vancouver Institute for Social Research, Judy Chicago, Bisan Hussam Abu-Eisheh, Diego Bruno, Clare Butcher, Chus Martinez, Sezgin Boynik, Audun Mortensen, Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas, Irena Boric, Sondra Perry & Nicole Maloof, Robert Paul Wolff, Chris Kraus, Martha Rosler, Tadej Pogačar, and Walid Raad.