One of the fundamental educational experiences of MFA programs is the group critique–a student presents work to a class who then question, interpret, analyze, contextualize, and assess the work. Jason Lazarus offers an introduction into the ethos of this important art school practice–as idea, process and set of values–and then leads the group in a critically engaged group critique.
This class is limited to 12 students, 21 and over. Participants should be prepared to participate with a piece of their own art work.
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Jason Lazarus is a Chicago based artist, curator, writer, and educator who received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2003. Selected recent solo exhibitions include Jason Lazarus: Chicago Works at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Live Archive at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, and THTK (Toronto) at Gallery TPW in Toronto, CA. Jason is a Co-Founder and Co-Editor of Chicago Artist Writers, an online art criticism platform. Throughout 2013 and 2014 he will be screening internationally a feature length film comprised entirely of animated GIFS called twohundredfiftysixcolors, a collaboration with Eric Fleischauer. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in major collections across the USA. Other major exhibitions include Black is, Black ain’t at the Renaissance Society, Love to Love You at MASS MoCA, On the Scene at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Not the Way You Remembered at the Queens Museum of Art.