John Conomos

Leftquote A roofer takes more risks than an intellectual. Rightquote

What Do Artists Know?
This third volume in the series is about the education of artists.

Published by Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012

‘What is the current state of thinking on the PhD by art practice’ (John Conomos, Brad Buckley: book chapter; James Elkins: editor). Each of the five volumes in the Stone Art Theory Institutes series, and the seminars on which they are based, brings together a range of scholars who are not always directly familiar with one another’s work. The outcome of each of these convergences is an extensive and “unpredictable conversation” on knotty and provocative issues about art. This third volume in the series, What Do Artists Know?, is about the education of artists. The MFA degree is notoriously poorly conceptualized, and now it is giving way to the PhD in art practice. Meanwhile, conversations on freshman courses in studio art continue to be bogged down by conflicting agendas. This book is about the theories that underwrite art education at all levels, the pertinent history of art education, and the most promising current conceptualizations.

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