Chair of MA Curatorial Practice, Steven Henry Madoff will give a keynote speech at Columbia Universi

The Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University are pleased to announce our upcoming symposium “Art School, Critique 2.0,” which will take place November 18-19, 2016 at Teachers College, Columbia University. Our symposium will explore the role of critique within art schools as tools of learning, assessment and collaboration. How have the recent changes to the learning landscape—student-centered teaching models, collaborative ways of making and online classrooms—changed the nature and practice of critiques?

Art School. Critique 2.0 will be a multi-faceted exchange of ideas with short presentations, panels, and workshops; it will explore multiple aspects of critique: its affordances and shortcomings; the artist as critic; and the role of critique in the curriculum.

The symposium will be the third in a series of recent symposia on teaching and learning of studio art in the 21st century. Acknowledging the need for professional development of artist- teachers, we will emphasize conversations rather than lectures, following an understanding of pedagogy as a practical concern rather than an institutional concept.

For more information, visit event page on the Teachers College website.