The Art School in The Art School News December 21, 2009:

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Happy Solstice. Read this as you wait out the long night.

Call for Entries, Journal (as yet untitled) of the AS in the AS

deadline: January 31st, 2010
release (print and online): early – mid March

theme: Anti(-)establishmentarianism

According to Wikipedia, Antiestablishmentarianism “views a nation’s power structure as corrupt, repressive, or exploitive.” In this instance, we’d like to substitute “nation” for “institution.” And we’d also like to mix in the idea that institutions often become highly bureaucratic in ways that are counter-productive. In the most general terms, we focus on Antiestablishmentarianism as a means of collectively reclaiming creativity, group organization, and individuality from the confining structure of the institution.

How do bureaucratic forms impede collective intentions? How do we re-envision? Re-form? Re-construct institutions? Ways of working together? Organizing? Being artists? Making art? What are good institutions? How do they work? How do we re-claim the (re-)structure of the collective from the format of the institution?

Submissions can be received by email ( or by clicking here

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Upcoming Events at The AS in the AS:

AGAEUL New Year's Edition

Thursday, December 31, 9pm- 2 am or until we stop.
The Avant-Garde Alternative Experimental Underground Lounge  (BYOB/D) New Year’s Edition
Location: Headquarters: 1003 E Fayette Street, Apt 10 (enter thru back door)
Description: a New Year’s Eve party!! Our first batches of beer will be ready to drink!


Art and Social Movements Reading Group Meeting:
Sunday, January 27 at 11 am

Texts We're Discussing:

Part III, The World Revolution; Networked Resisance; Institutional Conflicts; Rights and Identity (1988-1971), From Art and Social Change A critical Reader, Will Bradley and Charels Esche, eds., pages 119-180 Situationists, Black Mask, Psychedelic Manifesto, Guerrilla Theater, The San Fransisco Diggers, The Avant-Garde Artists Group, Atelier Populaire, Emory Douglas, Hans Haacke, Guerrilla Art Action Group

Reiko Tomii: After the “Descent of the Everyday” Japanese Collectivism from Hi Red Center to The Play, 1964-1973 from Collectivism After Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination After 1945, Blake Stimson and Gregory Sholette, eds


Art Theory 101 Reading Group meeting

Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 1 pm
Texts we're readings:
G.W.F. Hegel, Extracts from Aesthetics: Lectures in Fine Art
G.W.F. Hegel, Lordship and Bondage
GWF Hegel: Introduction from Phenomology of the Spirit
bonus read:  Alexandre Kojeve: Introduction to The Reading of Hegel

Beer Update:

check out our beer blog:
Art Beer #1 (amber/lager) and Art Beer # 2 (stout/amber) are in bottles and almost ready to drink
#3 (porter) and #4 (wheat) were brewed on 12.09.09 and are about to be bottled
Joanna got addicted to making it an brewed #5 German Light on 12.19.09, and will probably make more...

Designers needed:

Want some creative freedom? Need to build your portfolio? The AS in The AS needs designers for things like beer labels and packaging, publicity stuff, journals and publications, etc. Perhaps we can trade: you design for us and The AS in The AS teaches you something you want to learn, gives you some beer (if you're legal), hosts your website, makes you dinner, throws you a party.

Things to look forward to in January (to be scheduled soon):

Make it your New Year's Resolution to make some work, and then join our Critique Group, which we hope to get going soon!!

Alternative Funding Workshop
Beautiful Losers Screening and Gathering
16mm Film Screening
Radical Gastronomy
and MORE...

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.

The Art School in The Art School (The AS in The AS) seeks to generate a creative and intellectual community through an open school / open source structure. Through activities such as classes, discussions, forming groups of interest, reading groups, critique groups, workshops, eating and drinking, publishing, and making, The AS in the AS seeks to create an experimental environment for shared inquiry. All events are FREE and open to the public.

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