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Post-Fact Studio is a seminar and critique class on the interplay of fact-based research, speculation (imagination) and studio practice.
A series of discussions, readings, screening and guest appearances will unravel topics ranging from the role of postmodernism in engendering a post-fact political landscape to the influence of cinema and dystopian fictions on reality.
Critiques will be held at the end of the semester of student projects developed over the course of study. Students are also welcome to schedule stagings of their work throughout the semester. The work should focus on intervention and interjections on real world topics, however loosely. We will be unpacking the relationships between strategy/branding and form/content. The aim is to uncover ways in which the artist can use the versatility of such a role to impact the implicit relationship between individuals and the narratives and news that they consume.
Andrew Ross (b. 1989, Miami, FL) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn. Ross received his BFA from The Cooper Union and has been a participant of Skowhegan, LMCC's Swing Space, Atelier Mondial, and Open Sessions at The Drawing Center. Ross's work has been exhibited at institutions including The Drawing Center, Artists Space Books and Talks, The James Gallery at CUNY Center for the Humanities, Signal Gallery, and The Studio Museum in Harlem.