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UCAE Conference: Global Perspectives on Art and Education

  • School of Visual Arts 209 East 23rd Street New York, NY 10010 (map)

A multinational conversation with artists and educators from around the world.

About this Event

The University Council for Art Education advocates for art, and art education, as vital forms of critical inquiry. With a view to the future, the Council is committed to being a dynamic forum for the exploration of contemporary issues faced by art educators.

Join us for a multinational conversation with artists and educators from around the world. Sessions will include speakers from 13 countries discussing art as social practice, personal transformation through art, leadership in education, and education in museum and curatorial spaces.

Key note speakers:

Luis Camnitzer is a German-born Uruguayan artist and writer who was at the vanguard of 1960s Conceptualism, working primarily in printmaking, sculpture, and installations. Camnitzer’s artwork explores subjects such as repression under systems of power, pedagogical norms, and the deconstruction of familiar frameworks. His humorous, biting, and often politically charged use of language as art medium has distinguished his practice for over four decades.

Claudia Alvarez was born in Nuevo Leon, Mexico and immigrated to California with her family at the age of three. Her work addresses the way social, political, and psychological structures impact our behavior and personal interactions. By imbuing sculptures of children with adult characteristics and mannerisms, Alvarez tackles issues relating to violence, empowerment, endurance and what they reveal about human nature. Her drawings and paintings depict fragmented narratives as reflection of human conduct, ethics, belief system, culture, race, assimilation, and displacement.

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