UCAE x PS122 Gallery ART ED SALON SERIES is an open-table discussion revolving around different issues in art education today. The series will include four in-person meetings held at PS122 Gallery. Each of the sessions will be introduced by leading figures in art education and administration, working in a wide range of academic levels and institutions. 6:30-8pm

PS122 Gallery, 150 First Ave, New York, NY 10009

Session 1:  10/1/21, 6:30-8pm

Bridging the Gaps between Artists and Educators

Speaker: Gabo Camnitzer

Educators as Artists V Artists as Educators. What are the transferable resources, experiences, and knowledge pools that each discipline shares with the other?

Gabo Camnitzer is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working at the intersection of education, sculpture, and video. Combining strategies of experimental pedagogy and participatory installation, Camnitzer’s work focuses on childhood as a site of ideological and material struggle. Camnitzer is Director of Foundations and Assistant Professor of Social Practice at UMass Dartmouth. He has held teaching positions at The Neighborhood Elementary School (PS 363), New York; Columbia University, New York; and Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden. He is currently an artist in residence at the Queens Museum in New York. He has presented projects at venues such as Queens Museum, New York; GfZK, Leipzig; Artists Space, New York; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Gertrude Contemporary Art Center, Melbourne; Museo Blanes, Montevideo, Uruguay. He received his MFA from Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. He sits on the editorial board of the art journal, Paletten.

Session 2:  11/12/21, 6:30-8pm

What We Teach

Speaker: Yasi Alipour

How can Art Education, using Contemporary Art as a tool, become a catalyst for critical thought— by  reshaping ideas, instilling critical doubt in students?

Yasi Alipour is an Iranian artist/writer/educator based in New York. Her tactile works on paper uses folding to explore mathematics as a language, with all the historical, social, political, mortal, and embodied ramifications any language holds. Alipour currently lives in Brooklyn and wonders about paper, politics, and performance, probing personal history to parse issues around political instability and interrupted histories. She is a recipient of Sharpe Walentas Studio Program Award (2019/2021), Rema Hort Foundation Emerging Artist Nominee (2018/2019), and the Triple Canopy Publication Intensive (2018). Her work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally, spaces including the Geary Contemporary (2021), Secca (2020), Venice Biennale (2019, IT), Hercules Program (2019, NY), 17 Essex (2019, NY), Limiditi-Temporary Art Project (2018, MR), Practice (2018, NY), Museum of Contemporary Art Vijdovina (2018, SR), Art in Odd Places (2017, NY), and PPOW (2017, NY). Her writing has appeared at the Brooklyn Rail, Spot Magazine, Asia Contemporary Art Week, Photograph Magazine, Volume One/Triple Canopy, and the Dear Dave. Her recent featured interviews include Okwui Okpokwasili, Allison Janae Hamilton, Sanford Biggers, Yto Barrada, Hans Haacke, Mark Dion, Aliza Nisenbaum, Jane Benson, and Kevin Beasley.Alipour holds teaching positions at the School of Visual Arts and Columbia University. Her courses include New Hegemonic, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality in America (SVA), Art and Colonial experience (SVA), Global Perspective (SVA), and Seminar in Contemporary Art Practice (Columbia University) among others.

Session 3:  2/18/21, 6:30-8pm

Museums and Institutions: Dissecting Professional Development and Continuing Education Opportunities

Speaker: Rosanna Flouty

What is a museum’s responsibility to an artist’s professional development and to the public? 

Bio:  Dr. Rosanna Flouty is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Museum Studies program at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University. 

Rosanna is an education professional with a commitment to building site-specific technology programs to support informal learning with diverse audiences. She holds over twenty-five years of museum experience, including senior positions at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Art21, BMW Guggenheim Lab and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. She has completed year-long consulting projects for The Broad Museum in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of the Moving Image, American Museum of Natural History, and New-York Historical Society. Rosanna holds an MA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2001). In 2010, she was awarded a five-year Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship at City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center in New York City. In 2016, she completed a doctoral degree in Urban Education with a focus on interactive technology and informal learning. She presents regionally, nationally, and internationally on the subjects of technology, informal online learning, contemporary art, and museum practice.

Her current research interests lie at the intersection of technology, visitor engagement, and education, with an emphasis on experimental museum practice. She currently teaches about social justice, community engagement, digital design, and museum accessibility.