Sunday, 19 December 2010

Hipster Harry

Following Graduation PCAN has somewhat begun to dissolve in the face of practical comstraints on time as well as the emergence of new and exciting projects. One of these new project is co-creator Harry Major's new personal blog, expounding his research interests within contemporary culture. 

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

For Future Thought & Destination Art School


After the success of FLAG we were invited to run a stall at Critical Practice's PARADE: Market of ideas. Here is our call out poster:

The event was a huge sucess; and FLAG has now been invited to participate at the Department 21 event at the RCA Master's show. We'll keep you updated on the details.

FLAG reading List + FLAG photos

The first of a few updates for today; here we have the working reading list that has come from FLAG and a cross section of its collaborators.

And, here are some of the photos of the set up and discussions at FLAG:
Construction Photos
Construction + Event photos


Emerging reading list: 

Art Monthly special issue on Education, October 2008 (Issue 320). 

Atkinson, Terry, (1990) Phantoms of the Studio, Oxford Art Journal, Vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 49 –62.
Atkinson, D & Dash, P, (2005) Social and Critical Practice in Art Education, Trentham Books
Brown, T., Atkinson, D. and England, J. (2006) Regulatory discourses in education: a Lacanian perspective. Oxford: Peter Lang, 

J.J. Charlesworth, 2008, Not about institutions, but why we are so unsure of them, Nought to Sixty, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Denis, Raphael Cardoso, (1995) The Brompton Barracks: War, Peace, and the Rise of Victorian Art and Design Education, Journal of Design History, Vol. 8, no.1, pp. 11-25
Drew, Linda,  2007 'Designing the interface between research, learning and teaching'. Design Research Quarterly 2 (3) pp. 1-11, 

Dutta, Arindam, (2007) The Bureaucracy of Beauty, Routledge: London 

Elkins, James, (2001) Why Art Cannot be Taught: A Handbook for Art Students 

Frieze Magazine, Issue 101 – 2006. 

Hemingway, Andrew, (1992) Genius Gender and Progress: Benthamism and the Arts in the 1820s, Art History, Vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 619-646

Madoff, Steven H, (2009) Art School, Massachusetts institute of technology

Emily Pethick, 'Resisting Institutionalisation', Nought to Sixty 2008, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Podesva, Karen. (2007), 'A pedagogical turn', The Fillip Review, available online at: 'A pedagogical turn'.

Salon Discussion: 'You Talkin' to me? Why art is turning to education' 14 July 2008 ICA – podcast. 
Jacques Ranciere, (1991)The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation 
Salon Discussion: You Talkin' to me? Why art is turning to education, 14 July 2008 ICA – podcast. 
Schofield, Philip, (2006) The Emergence of Sinister Interest in Utility and Democracy, (Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 109-36.

Vidokle, Anton. (2006), Exhibition as School in a Divided City (Manifesta).

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Claxton & Major Collective to speak at Sketchbook 1st Popup Shop April 7th

Claxton & Major Collective will run an informal and interactive talk come conversation addressing the future of contemporary art practise, particularly paying attention to alternative models for the presentation and realisation of works and examining practises which do not rely on the "exhibition" to reach an audience.

Launch night: Tuesday 30th March.

More information:


You can read what sketchbook thought of us on the sketchbook blog or by clicking HERE

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Future Contemporaries Symposium

On April 21st Claxton & Major Collective present an informal symposium addressing issues of future art practise(s) and alternative models for the production and exhibition of art through an exciting cross section of speakers.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

FLAG Call for Submissions

PCAN founders Harry Major and Kiki Claxton are co-curating FLAG, an event a Chelsea College of Art and Design in the final week of April that aims to explore the returning of the educational turn within contemporary practise to the art school institution. 

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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

PCAN founders interviewed by Sketchbook Magazine blog.

PCAN founders Harry Major and Kiki Claxton were interviewed in early December 2009 by Sketchbook Magazine about a project they have been running at Chelsea School of Art  as part of their final year on the Chelsea BA Fine Art Course. The project involved setting up and running a series of non-monetary awards for graduating students. Find out more and read the full interview here.