Dean Carol Becker to Address Pioneer Works' Inaugural Alternative Art School Fair

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School of the Arts’ Dean Carol Becker is slated to address the inaugural Alternative Art School Fair hosted by Pioneer Works, a non-profit center for research and experimentation in cultural fields. The fair, which will take place November 19-20 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, will feature more than fifty alternative art schools from the United States and around the world.

Says Pioneer Works of the project, “The impetus to create an alternative art school is rooted not only in a desire to create ‘better’ art, but to create the conditions for greater freedom of expression. Often run as free, artist-run initiatives, the values and visions of alternative art schools vary widely in methodology, mission and governance. But even when they are relatively small in scale they provide vital models of cultural critique and experimentation.”'

The Alternative Art School Fair will including keynote presentations, workshops, and exclusive interviews with participants, and will be streamed live and archived by Clocktower Productions at

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