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MFU Seminar

11 September - 18 December | Sundays, 4-6pm

Course Description

The MFU Seminar is an intimate course tailor-designed to the studio interests, critical concerns, and pedagogical perspectives of the five artists selected for the 2016-17 MFU Studio + Teaching Residency Program. This year's residents are Jesse Chun, Andrew Ross, Nina Behrle, Pastiche Lumumba, and Kentaro Ikegami

Led by faculty member Jarrett Earnest, the MFU Seminar is a hybridized seminar and critique course with regular visiting artists. Throughout the term, MFU residents will present their individual studio work during long-form critiques, engage with a variety of guests, read and discuss a bibliography of texts on art, literature and pedagogy, and work to design their own unique courses that they will each lead in spring 2017. The tuition-free courses developed by the residents will be announced at the end of the fall term with an open registration for participants going live thereafter. 

While this is a closed class section exclusive to MFU residents, the public is encouraged to follow along with the assigned readings and thoughts from the group on the MFU Wordpress

Featured guests include: Lorraine O’Grady, Huma Bhabha, Peter Schjeldahl, Lynne Tillman, and more. 


Jarrett Earnest

Jarrett Earnest is an artist and writer living in New York City. He teaches and is Faculty Liaison at the free experimental art school the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU); and is co-founder of the alternative art space 1:1 in the Lower East Side (2011-2012). His criticism and long-form interviews appear regularly in the Brooklyn Rail, Village Voice, Art in America, San Francisco Art Quarterly, Art Practical, and many other publications.