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AKADEMIE X

Lessons in Art + Life


Learn to think, see and live like an artist with this inspirational and practical guide on how to live a creative life written by the world’s most thought-provoking artists


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Reminiscent of a school project folder, untie the cover to reveal a foldout index with each of the 36 lessons colour coded and designed to look like a student notebook.




Each of these 36 ‘tutors’ has provided a unique lesson that aims to provoke, inspire and stimulate. Lively, entertaining and poignant, the contributors draw on their extensive experience in the contemporary art world, to share previously untold stories and identify the crucial things they wish they’d known at the start of their careers.

Their advice ranges from practical considerations about making art and managing professional relationships, to ideological perspectives on the nature of learning and the state of art education in the twenty-first century. Many also propose ‘assignments’ to spark creative thinking and the entries are illustrated with visually compelling art works to engage and inspire the reader.

A must-read for aspiring arts professionals, Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life will also engage everyone with an interest in the lives of artists.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Paperback
Size: 290 x 214 mm (11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 360 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714867366

  Crucial wisdom from leading artists and writers – an unprecedented insight into 21st–century knowledge production and life as an artist today.
Hans Ulrich Obrist

Akademie X is a book with seemingly all of the answers.
- Interview Magazine

Akademie X's world-class tutors prepare aspiring artists for professional life - in practical, financial, and ideological terms.
- Garage Magazine

an enormous book the colour of a tube of Love Hearts... Not often does a book look this succulent: the weight, texture and little details were enough to have the whole editorial team cooing over it. ...Spectacular original content aside, what makes this book truly sing is its design. It’s got that exciting, fresh new stationery feel to it: the card casing taking you back to those document wallets you used in school... Beautiful.
- itsnicethat.com
 
Tutor:

Marina Abramovic
Walead Beshty
Sanford Biggers
Dara Birnbaum
Carol Bove
Tania Bruguera
Mark Dion
Olafur Eliasson
Harrell Fletcher

Charles Gaines
Liam Gillick

Piero Golia
Michelle Grabner
Dan Graham
Katharina Grosse
Joan Jonas
Miranda July
Chris Kraus
Thomas Lawson
Dinh Q. Le
Won Ju Lim
Jonas Mekas
Carrie Moyer
Wangechi Mutu
Bob Nickas
Raqs Media Collective
Neo Rauch
Tim Rollins
Michael Smith
John Stezaker
Stephanie Syjuco
Shirley Tse

James Welling
Richard Wentworth
Christopher Williams

Krzysztof Wodiczko

  Lesson:

An Artist's Life Manifesto
Notes for an Introductory Lecture
Moonbow Do Exist
Taking to the Streets
Self-Expression
Conversations with Future Colleagues
New York City Scavenger Hunt
LOVE LETTER from us
Some Thoughts on Agency and Activity
Outside of the Commercial System
Advice for Young Artists
Art School as a Psychodrama -
A Lot of Things to Think About
Expanding the Terms of Reality
Me and Marcuse
Art Schools at Their Best and Worst
The Artists as a Link Among Other Links
Art School Can Be...
In Mid-Air
Art School
Paying Attention
Peaks and Valleys
Through Their Voices
Thirteen Notes on Film-Making
Recollections, Declarations and Ten Suggestions
Living Art
One Flew Over the Puppy Mill
Letters / Reminders / Lessons
Questions and Answers
Art Is Not Just Experience
Tips for a Future Generation
Art Education - A Contradiction in Terms
A Redactive Pedagogy (Letter from the Field)
From Metaphysical to Economics;
From Multiplicities to Negotiations
In Pittsburgh
Becoming Forward About Coming Out Backwards
No Plexiglas, No Electricity, No Humour;
or Love is Colder Than Death
Art, Design and Education

  SANFORD BIGGERS


SHIRLEY TSE


RICHARD WENTWORTH


 

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