Reception to follow symposium at 4:30 p.m.
Last year CCA hosted the inaugural ReMODEL symposium. This year the event takes place at Claremont Graduate University with host artist Rachel Lachowizc.
ReMODEL 2 will bring together a diverse group of internationally recognized artist-educators from California colleges to continue a conversation about the state of sculpture education now and generate multiple visions for its future.
The daylong symposium is an opportunity to explore sculpture tradition, the "expanded field," and the open-ended possibilities for curriculum design that the intermingling of the two has created. The symposium is a think tank to reinvigorate sculpture education and to create a more inclusive and vital academic practice.
ReMODEL responds to a renewed interest in pedagogy and seeks to redefine sculpture skills and curriculum for the 21st century. Over the past 50 years a revolution in the discipline has occurred, as artists from diverse backgrounds and methods of working have pushed the boundaries of participation and practice.
Sculpure Education Now
Sculpture today is a melting pot of crafts and contradictions. The tension between traditions (wood working, metal fabrication, stone carving, ceramics) and an "expanded field" (performance, installation, site work, video, social sculpture, public art, digital technologies, and more) has made navigating curriculum a challenge. How can sculpture education reflect the plurality and excitement of the expanded field while maintaining the best of traditional practices?
Our vision is to create an educational website and teaching manual for sculpture from the discussions begun at ReMODEL. The symposium itself will be archived on You Tube and we hope to create an anthology of writings by participants on ReMODELING sculpture education to accompany the recorded sessions.
We encourage educators, alumni, and students to join us for a day of lively and interactive conversations!
Organized by CCA faculty member Terri Friedman and Shirley Tse of Cal Arts
Dewey Ambrosino -- Art Center College of Design
Terry Berlier -- Stanford University
Jacci den Hartog -- Otis College of Art and Design
Dee Hibbert-Jones -- University of California, Santa Cruz
Martin Kersels -- California Institute of the Arts
Rachel Lachowicz -- Claremont Graduate University
Charles Long -- University of California, Riverside
Christopher Miles -- California State University, Long Beach
Jennifer Pastor -- University of California, San Diego
Hirsch Perlman -- University of California, Los Angeles
Lucy Puls -- University of California, Davis
Brody Reiman -- University of California, Berkeley
John Roloff -- San Francisco Art Institute
Kim Yasuda -- University of California, Santa Barbara
Mario Ybarra Jr. -- University of California, Los Angeles & Slanguage