Draw It with Your Eyes Closed:
The Art of the Art Assignment
by Paper Monument
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Draw it with your eyes closed: the art of the assignment, a book edited by the arts journal Paper Monument, is an informal investigation into the ambiguous task of teaching art in the wake of postmodernism. In it, the editors ask contributors to answer one or both of two seemingly straightforward questions: to write about the best or most memorable assignment they have ever received or about one they have given.
The responses from more than eighty artists and writers extend beyond a compendium of exercises to include anecdotes, interviews, brief essays, institutional critiques, confessions of folly, portraits of student/teacher power dynamics, notes of grad school cynicism, and recollections of inspiration. Here, the assignment is a synecdoche for the larger questions of art pedagogy today, as well as a way of
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