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Saatchi Gallery Your Gallery
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I created a portfolio at the Your Gallery space for artists sponsored by the Saatchi Gallery in London. Part of the Your Gallery offering is a forum where artists can post comments and arguments. One of the threads is "What do you do if you are teaching art students who don't have a clue?"

An artist/teacher named mickymouse posted the following advice :

Equanimy. (I think mickymouse meant equanimity?)

Showing the good points and the bad points in equal proportion in the student work.
At the beginning.

Then gradually increasing the level of critique, the required level.

Showing alternatives, different ways to look at the same problem, asking if the student made the effort of trying to look at the problem through different angles, using self-criticism.

Asking him then if he thinks he put sufficient effort or not. Asking him if the subject was good enough to be developped and worked more or if his critical eye should have seen it was a project to be left at the stage of idea.

As Sol Lewitt would say "For each work of art that becomes physical there are many variations that do not."

Teaching is hard, and especially in art. You can still provide good tools, and make student understand what is of value, and why there is value. Even the great thinkers of our times have had a hard time at this (Lyotard, Habermas, Daniel Bell, Halley).

honoria at Saatchi's Your Gallery

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Saatchi Gallery web site has been in the news lately. They posted a backlink to one of my articles a good while back. The teaching advice is very good. That is my approach although, I wouldn't said it quite that way. Thanks!

Since Saatchi Gallery online getting a lot of traffic these days it might be good to submit your essays and reviews.

Re: Essays and Reviews

Thanks. Good idea. The link I have from them is an official link, not a regular person linking to me though. That makes it count for a bit more. I guess I'll have another place to put images and another password. :-))

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