What I Love about Teaching Critical Thinking through Writing

This semester I am teaching an undergraduate course on critical issues in contemporary art. This class is the first course of a two-course sequence of “Critical Thinking through Writing” (CTW) classes that all majors at our R1 Research University have to develop for their students. I love teaching these CTW courses because this course is often the first theory-intensive curriculum these…… Continue reading What I Love about Teaching Critical Thinking through Writing

Artists Wandering the Confucian Way

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My friend wrote me to ask me to think about an upcoming event with the evocative theme “artist as migrant.” When I worked at Art Papers we commissioned Nat Slaughter to make a map of the migrations of artists and curators featured in the Whitney Biennials between 2006–2014. Perhaps expected, what we see is that over the…… Continue reading Artists Wandering the Confucian Way