Monday, June 18, 2012

Fantasy art school: artists reveal their dream teachers (guardian.co.uk)

This month, more than 100 artists from 40 countries are heading to London's Southbank to host workshops as part of the Hayward's alternative college of art, Wide Open School. Subjects in the timetable range from dining and singing sessions and sushi-making performance art classes to the Sundown Schoolhouse of Queer Home Economics, plus explorations of time and space, forensics and Freddie Mercury. As the college swings open its doors, we ask a selection of artists who their dream teachers would be. With Bob and Roberta Smith, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Thomas Hirschhorn a.o.

Take a look at: Fantasy art school: artists reveal their dream teachers - guardian.co.uk.

And please check out: Wide Open School. An unusual experiment in learning!  Its programme of classes is devised and delivered by over 100 artists from approximately 40 different countries. It is not an art school however. Instead it is a wide-ranging forum where artists lead and facilitate workshops, collaborative projects, collective discussions, lectures and performances about any and all subjects in which they are passionately interested.