Conversations about Art & Pedagogy

Conversations about Art & Pedagogy

co-presented by BFAMFAPhD & Pioneer Works,

hosted by Hauser & Wirth,

covered by media partner Bad at Sports and Eyebeam.

Modes of Critique

What modes of critique might foster racial equity in studio art classes at the college level?

Friday 1/18 from 6-8pm

Billie Lee and Anthony Romero of the Retooling Critique Working Group

Respondent: Eloise Sherrid, filmmaker, The Room of Silence


Artist-Run Spaces

How do artists create contexts for encounters with their projects that are aligned with their goals?

Friday 2/1 from 6-8pm

Linda Goode-Bryant, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and Salome Asega


Building Cooperatives

What if the organization of labor was integral to your project?

Friday 2/22 from 6-8pm

Members of Meerkat Filmmakers Collective and Friends of Light


Healing and Care (OFFSITE EVENT)

How do artists ensure that their individual and collective needs are met in order to dream, practice, work on, and return to their projects each day?

Thursday 2/28 from 6-8pm

Adaku Utah and Taraneh Fazeli


When Projects Depart

What practices might we develop to honor the departure of a project?  For example, where do materials go when they are no longer of use, value, or interest?

Thursday 3/14 from 6-8pm

Millet Israeli and Lindsay Tunkl


Group Agreements

What group agreements are necessary in gatherings that occur at residencies, galleries, and cultural institutions today?

Friday 4/19 from 6-8pm

Sarah Workneh, Laurel Ptak, and Danielle Jackson


Open Meeting for Arts Educators and Teaching Artists

How might arts educators gather together to develop, share, and practice pedagogies that foster collective skills and values?

Friday 5/17 from 6-8pm

Facilitators: Members of the Pedagogy Group


Book Launch: Making and Being: A Guide to Embodiment, Collaboration and Circulation in the Visual Arts

What ways of making and being do we want to experience in art classes?

Friday 10/25 from 6-8pm

Stacey Salazar in dialog with Caroline Woolard, Susan Jahoda, and Emilio Martinez Poppe of BFAMFAPhD

RSVP to (eventbrite will be live 2 weeks before the event)

Access info:

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required through

The entrance to Hauser & Wirth Publishers Bookshop is at the ground floor and accessible by wheelchair. The bathroom is all-gender. This event is low light, meaning there is ample lighting but fluorescent overhead lighting is not in use. A variety of seating options are available including: folding plastic chairs and wooden chairs, some with cushions.

This event begins at 6 PM and ends at 8 PM but attendees are welcome to come late, leave early, and intermittently come and go as they please. Water, tea, coffee, beer and wine will be available for purchase. The event will be audio recorded. We ask that if you do have questions or comments after the event for the presenters that you speak into the microphone. If you are unable to attend, audio recordings of the events will be posted on Bad at Sports Podcast after the event.

Parking in the vicinity is free after 6 PM. The closest MTA subway station is 23rd and 8th Ave off the C and E. This station is not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible stations are 1/2/3/A/C/E 34th Street-Penn Station and the 14 St A/C/E station with an elevator at northwest corner of 14th Street and Eighth Avenue.


“While knowledge and skills are necessary, they are insufficient for skillful practice and for transformation of the self that is integral to achieving such practice.”

Gloria Dall’Alba

BFAMFAPhD presents a series of conversations that ask: What ways of making and being do we want to experience in art classes? The series places artists and educators in intimate conversation about forms of critique, cooperatives, artist-run spaces, healing, and the death of projects. If art making is a lifelong practice of seeking knowledge and producing art in relationship to that knowledge, why wouldn’t students learn to identify and intervene in the systems that they see around them? Why wouldn’t we teach students about the political economies of art education and art circulation? Why wouldn’t we invite students to actively fight for the (art) infrastructure they want, and to see it implemented?

The series will culminate in the launch of Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

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