The Art School in The Art School News December 5, 2009:

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Upcoming Events at The AS in the AS:

Art Theory 101 Reading Group meeting

Sunday, December 6, 1 pm

Location: Headquarters: 1003 E Fayette Street, Apt 10 (enter thru back door)
“The Sublime”
--Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgement
--The Sublime and The Avant-Garde
, by Jean-Francois Lyotard
--Bonus reading: Gilles Deleuze: Kant's Critical Philosophy

Happy Hours/Art Swap/Beer Bottling and Making

Wednesday, December 9, 5-8pm.
Location: Headquarters: 1003 E Fayette Street, Apt 10 (enter thru back door)
The AS in The AS is celebrating its 3 month anniversary (we opened Sept 7, 2009). Come to converse, hang out, and imbibe. Bring your art work to swap with others. We’ll also put you to work: we have 2 batches of beer to bottle, and will be making our next batch. Also, check out our beer blog: http://artbeer.connect.theasintheas.or/

Yoko Ono Fluxus Gift Box Session

Thursday, December 10, 2 pm
Location: co-opted space # 2: 202 Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse University campus
The Committee on Women and Art wants to bring Yoko Ono for Matrilineage this year. We thought the best way to invite her is to make a special Fluxus box for her.  What can you give to Yoko? Or make in an hour? Come to this workshop and help make an artwork for Yoko. Bring an object or come ready to make something.

The Gift of Art Workshop

Friday, December 11, 4-7 pm
Location: Headquarters: 1003 E Fayette Street, Apt 10 (enter thru back door)
No need to buy gifts, we can make them: cards, books, art, crafts, t-shirts, videos, and anything else you can dream up.  Dust off those supplies or odd scraps of materials you’ve been storing and share them. The AS in the AS has some supplies as well. If you have a special skill (bedazzling, string art, bookmaking, needlepoint, printmaking, assemblage) and come and show us how to do it.


Reading groups update:

Our online library is at:

Art Theory 101:
we’re getting into the sublime, and then heading into Hegel.

Art and Social Movements:
We’re reading about post WWII movements, such as the Situationists. Next meeting to be scheduled soon, to talk about:
--Internationales: Collectivism, the Grotesque, and Cold War Functionalism, by Jenlena Stojanovic. From Collectivism after Modernism.
--excerpt from Art and Revolution: Transversal Activism in the Long Twentieth Century, by Gerald Raunig (to be posted soon).

After Institutional Critique: this group will get going soon. Check out:
--The Function of the Studio, Daniel Buren
--Conceptual Art 1962-1969: From the Aesthetic of Administration to the Critique of Institutions, by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh
--excerpts from Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Edited by Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson (MIT Press) will be posted soon!

Ghosts/Marx: Derrida seemed too much to tackle this fall. Let’s get going after the new year.


New Proposals

Performance Art Class

Introduction to Arduino
Slumber Party
Chipping and Hacking Video Game Consoles

We have lots of proposals, which you can view here. I basically schedule things based on interest and also as soon as I can make it happen.

If you want to do something, do it with The AS in the AS! Propose something: send me an email or fill out this form


The Art School in the Art School (The AS in The AS) is located at 1003 E. Fayette Street (corner of S. Crouse), Apartment 10. Enter through the back door off the parking lot. Parking is available behind and adjacent to the building.

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