In The Press: Art Criticism Students in The Brooklyn Rail

November 11, 2010

Artists in the Present is a new MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department course, taught by Phong Bui (editor of The Brooklyn Rail), which offers students the opportunity to interview artists and make studio visits as part of their coursework.

In one project for the class, students Taylor Bell, Suzanne Brancaccio, Sara Christoph, Noah Dillon, Caroline Dumalin, Margaret Graham, Marco Greco, Juliet Helmke, Jilliann Hertel, Ambereen Karamat,Nayun Lee, Aldrin Valdez and Tom Winchester interviewed filmmaker Jonas Mekas, and their conversation has been published in the Rail. Starting with questions about his first camera, the students went on to ask Mekas to explain his process, as well as his recent works and future projects.

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