Michael Szpakowski
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invitation to contribute a short text on art education

sorry - the e mail is szpako[at]yahoo[dot]com


invitation to contribute a short text on art education

Thu Dec 31, 2099 18:20

if you have an interest in art education, whether as a student, teacher, artist, critic, curator, interested bystander, educator, practitioner in some other arts discipline, whatever, please consider contributing to this ongoing project


I posted an initial piece entitled "22 theses on art education" in April and to date there have been 11 diverse, thoughtful and generous responses.

There's no required format, length or style and there's certainly no requirement to agree with my initial posting. You can be as on or off topic as you wish. The only things I will remove are ad hominem attacks and hate speech. There is currently one purely visual response so artworks, diagrams, links to sound or video files - all welcome, all welcome!

I intend to keep the project going for at least as long I do - I would love for it to become a repository of experience and a forum for discussion that might actually prove to be of use to those of us navigating these choppy waters in whatever capacity and of interest to those watching.

You can contribute either by registering yourself on the site (on the left sidebar) and writing a draft or by e mailing a Word file to me at this address ( please put '22 theses' in the header)

I look forward to encountering both new perspectives and new ways of framing those perspectives...

best wishes

Michael Szpakowski


what is it?


what is it?

Wäre es da
Nicht doch einfacher, die Regierung
Löste das Volk auf und
Wählte ein anderes?

Bertolt Brecht

Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?

Bertolt Brecht



Monday, nothing
Tuesday, nothing
Wednesday and Thursday nothing
Monday, nothing
Tuesday, nothing
Wednesday and Thursday nothing
Friday, for a change
a little more nothing
Saturday once more nothing

Sunday nothing
Monday nothing
Tuesday and Wednesday nothing
Thursday, for a change
a little more nothing
Friday once more nothing

Montik gornisht,
Dinstik Gornisht
Midwoch an Donnerstik gornisht
Fritik, far a noveneh gornisht pikveleh
Shabas nach a mool gornisht

Lunes nada
Martes nada
Miercoles y Jueves nada
Viernes, por cambia
un poco mas nada
Sabado otra vez nada

January nothing
February nothing
March and April nothing
May and June
a lot more nothing
July nothing

'29 nothing
'32 nothing
'39, '45 nothing
1965 a whole lot of nothing
1966 nothing

reading nothing
writing nothing
even arithmetic nothing
geography, philosophy, history, nothing
social anthropology a lot of nothing

oh, Village Voice nothing
New Yorker nothing
Sing Out and Folkways nothing
Harry Smith and Allen Ginsberg
nothing, nothing, nothing

poetry nothing
music nothing
painting and dancing nothing
The world's great books
a great set of nothing
Audy and Foudy nothing

fucking nothing
sucking nothing
flesh and sex nothing
Church and Times Square
all a lot of nothing
nothing, nothing, nothing

Stevenson nothing
Humphrey nothing
Averell Harriman nothing
John Stuart Mill nil, nil
Franklin Delano nothing

Karlos Marx nothing
Engels nothing
Bakunin and Kropotkin nothing
Leon Trotsky lots of nothing
Stalin less than nothing

nothing nothing nothing nothing
lots and lots of nothing
nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing
lots of it
Not a God damn thing

Tuli Kupferberg ( I think)