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Open Enrollment | Life Lessons from a Soon-to-Be Lifelong Arts Manager

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Open Enrollment | Life Lessons from a Soon-to-Be Lifelong Arts Manager

With commencement on the horizon, Open Enrollment’s Sarah Merianos shares some of the important things she’s learned about arts management.

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Open Enrollment | The Artist’s Voice

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Open Enrollment | The Artist’s Voice

Open Enrollment’s Jenn Pascoe on how artists write about their own work and the value of the personal voice.

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Open Enrollment | Resolution Time…Once Again

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Open Enrollment | Resolution Time…Once Again

Artist and current MFA student Katherine Pulido shares her three resolutions for 2013.

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Open Enrollment | Horses vs. Trojan Horses: On Sly Beauty

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Open Enrollment | Horses vs. Trojan Horses: On Sly Beauty

Lindsay Preston Zappas on beauty.

Tom: "Tell me everything you know about this work." Me: "I'm pretty sure this is a nightmare caused by exam stress - Da Vinci isn't on my Orals bibliography....."

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Open Enrollment | Over & Out

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Open Enrollment | Over & Out

It’s Boxing Day. After two days of rest, great food, and much-anticipated family time, it’s the moment I have (not) been waiting for: Orals Exam Preparation. I handed in my …

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Open Enrollment | My Cure for End-of-Semester Kvetching

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Open Enrollment | My Cure for End-of-Semester Kvetching

Katherine Pulido finds inspiration in the fiber works and drawings of the late artist Lenore Tawney, whose works are currently on view at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Open Enrollment | Let the Good Work Prevail: Navigating Social Practice, Object Making, and the Market

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Open Enrollment | Let the Good Work Prevail: Navigating Social Practice, Object Making, and the Market

Must contemporary artists choose between object-making and “social practice” art? Lindsay Preston Zappas looks at what it takes to create a “new art world system.”

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Open Enrollment | The Act of Mindfullness

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Open Enrollment | The Act of Mindfullness

Sarah Merianos discusses the potential benefits that mindfulness practices can give to arts practitioners, including arts managers, artists and students.

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Open Enrollment | Alternatives in a Dark Room

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Open Enrollment | Alternatives in a Dark Room

Jenn Pascoe explores alternative photographic processes and remembers what she loves about working in the darkroom.

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Open Enrollment | Sharing is Caring, and Canny

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Open Enrollment | Sharing is Caring, and Canny

Michelle Jubin updates us on her progress in building Art History Teaching Resources, a peer-to-peer platform for sharing teaching resources.

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Open Enrollment | Forbidden Topics and Sheesh, Haven’t I Seen That Before?

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Open Enrollment | Forbidden Topics and Sheesh, Haven’t I Seen That Before?

Guest columnist Katherine Pulido wonders if all the original ideas are already taken…and finds the inspiration to keep on going in a clever, Sol LeWitt-inspired video.

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Open Enrollment | Think About the Void

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Open Enrollment | Think About the Void

Lindsay Preston Zappas asks her fellow Cranbrook students, “How do you distract yourself from studio stress in order to open up fresh creative space?”

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Open Enrollment | The One in Which I Accidentally Got Political.

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Open Enrollment | The One in Which I Accidentally Got Political.

After watching the first Presidential debates, Sarah Merianos wonders, should we (as artists, as practitioners, as supporters) keep up the good fight, or let federal funding for the arts die out?

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What To Do, What To Do

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What To Do, What To Do

Jenn Pascoe shares a list of things artists do to get by, get through, and get to creating when times are tough and anxiety levels are high.

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Open Enrollment | The One with the Unpaid Intern Debate

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Open Enrollment | The One with the Unpaid Intern Debate

Sarah Merianos looks into the controversies surrounding unpaid internships.

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Open Enrollment | Swimsuits and Ibiza: Lessons from Bob and Joni

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Open Enrollment | Swimsuits and Ibiza: Lessons from Bob and Joni

Does it still make sense to divide art-making into distinct genres? A look at Joni Mitchell, Robert Irwin, and other artists who actively resist labels and categorization.

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Open Enrollment | Residencies: The (Almost) Eternal Application Process

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Open Enrollment | Residencies: The (Almost) Eternal Application Process

Jenn Pascoe tells us why applying to an artist residency program is a good idea.

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Open Enrollment | Auf Wiedersehen, Berlin

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Open Enrollment | Auf Wiedersehen, Berlin

Michelle Jubin bids farewell to her summer in Berlin, but pays a visit to dOCUMENTA 13 before departing.

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Open Enrollment | just look.

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Open Enrollment | just look.

Sarah Merianos tells us how she and her classmates created a “Parafiction” exhibition as a final course project.

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Open Enrollment | Entry to Kassel

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Open Enrollment | Entry to Kassel

Guest poster Laura Miller shares her experience staying in an art installation-cum-living space called Temporary Home while visiting dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany.

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Open Enrollment | Internships and the Graduate Student

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Open Enrollment | Internships and the Graduate Student

Jenn Pascoe talks to Denise Carbone, head conservator at the American Philosophical Society, about graduate internships and their value for young professionals.

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Open Enrollment | Summertime, and the Living is Easy

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Open Enrollment | Summertime, and the Living is Easy

During a summer filled with residencies and relaxation, Lindsay Preston Zappas learns that a little breathing room from the studio can lead to unexpected breakthroughs.

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Open Enrollment | Curating “UNREST”

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Open Enrollment | Curating “UNREST”

Guest poster Natalie Musteata charts the development of an exhibition she’s curated for apexart titled “UNREST: Revolt Against Reason.”

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Open Enrollment | Summertime in Philly, Seoul, and Beyond

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Open Enrollment | Summertime in Philly, Seoul, and Beyond

Jenn Pascoe returns from a trip to Seoul, South Korea, and begins planning for the school year ahead.

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Open Enrollment | A Postcard from Berlin

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Open Enrollment | A Postcard from Berlin

Michelle Jubin says “yes” to a two-month stay in Berlin to master German, and while there, discovers the rewards of saying “no” are greater than she’d thought.

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Open Enrollment | A Final Report

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Open Enrollment | A Final Report

Antonius Wiriadjaja bids farewell to graduate school, and fondly remembers his first meeting with mentor Red Burns.

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East to West: Notes from the Road and the Slippage between Art and Life

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East to West: Notes from the Road and the Slippage between Art and Life

When Jenn Pascoe road trips from Michigan to New York to San Diego, art and life spill together into memorable sites, sounds, galleries and landscapes.

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Open Enrollment | Ich bin ein Berliner

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Open Enrollment | Ich bin ein Berliner

As Michelle Jubin prepares for an intensive German language course in Berlin, she asks for tips from readers: what should she see–and do–while there?

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Open Enrollment | The “I” and the “We”

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Open Enrollment | The “I” and the “We”

Chiara Galimberti argues that the artist’s identification with others, particularly working class people, is essential during these times of vast economic inequality.

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Open Enrollment | The Alienating “Blah”

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Open Enrollment | The Alienating “Blah”

Kelsey Elizabeth Nelson ponders the meaning of dialogue, while cautioning against “the alienating blah” that comes when words are not accompanied by actions.

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Open Enrollment | BAMPS

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Open Enrollment | BAMPS

Armed with a freshly-minted MPS degree, Antonius Wiriadjaja surveys some of the thesis projects presented during ITP Thesis Week at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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Open Enrollment | On the Art Market

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Open Enrollment | On the Art Market

Teaching a class on the history of the Art Market has Michelle Jubin thinking about ethics, profits, art handlers’ rights, and May Day, aka International Worker’s Day.

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Open Enrollment | The New Aesthetic

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Open Enrollment | The New Aesthetic

His thesis is due in two weeks, but Antonius Wiriadjaja takes time out to talk about the New Aesthetic, a nascent art movement that blurs the digital and the real.

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Open Enrollment | Get The Balance Right

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Open Enrollment | Get The Balance Right

Jenn Pascoe finds resonance in Sarah Sze’s discussion of flexibility in the Season 6 “Balance” episode of “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” on PBS.

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Open Enrollment | Memes, Moms and Home Depot: Public Perceptions of Artists

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Open Enrollment | Memes, Moms and Home Depot: Public Perceptions of Artists

A popular internet meme leads Lindsay Preston Zappas to wonder how the public’s ideas about art-making differ from reality.

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Open Enrollment | Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose.

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Open Enrollment | Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose.

The US television series “Friday Night Lights” helps Michelle Jubin find the motivation to tackle a marathon pile of grading, essay writing, and lecture preparations.