The Straits Times
Published on Jan 18, 2013

Art world heavies to discuss merits of art school in live debate


Are art schools bad for budding artists?

Art world heavyweights will weigh in on this question next week, at the first debate organised here by Britain-based company Intelligence Squared, which stages live discussions around the world.

Speaking for the motion "Art schools are bad at making good artists" are Singaporean artist-curator Heman Chong and prominent British gallery White Cube's Asia director Graham Steele. American art critic Blake Gopnik and Irish artist Michael Craig-Martin are against.

The Financial Times newspaper's art market columnist, Georgina Adam, will moderate.