UK’s many higher education institutions graduate thousands of fine art students annually, of which only a very small percentage manage to get picked up by a gallery, break into the (local, national or global) art market and make a living. Already filled with anxieties of peer-comparisons and the amount of followers of their Tumblr portfolios, these barely matured artists are confronted with a largely excluding cultural sector, and for many, the dream of becoming a… [read more »]
MTV Cribs-style video of the students who have barricaded themselves inside the 8th floor Peter Cooper suite. What do they want? Free Education. And the promise that The Cooper Union which has a 110 year history of being a unique model of free education remains committed to that mission.