John Conomos

Leftquote What others criticize you for, cultivate: it is you. Rightquote
Jean Cocteau

Rethinking the Contemporary Art School: the Artist, the PhD, and the Academy
Rethinking the Contemporary Art School examines the reasons for the art school and its continued existence.

Published by NSCAD University Press, 2009

Brad Buckley, John Conomos (editors)

Su Baker, Bruce Barber, Mikkel Bogh, Juli Carson, Edward Colless, Jay Coogan, Luc Courchesne, Sara Diamond, Lauren Ewing, Gary Pearson, Bill Seaman, Jeremy Welsh, Bruce Yonemoto.

Rethinking the Contemporary Art School examines the reasons for the art school and its continued existence, its role in society and what should be taught and learnt in the context of what is now a globalised art world. The book also considers different art school models from innovative graduate programs, to independent stand-alone schools such as Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCADU) and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art to art schools, which are departments or schools of major research universities and the problems they face operating in what James Elkins describes as ‘marginalised in university life.’


Rethinking the Contemporary Art School