Shifter’s 20th issue, What We Can Knot draws from George Bernard Shaw’s quip “He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches.” In this issue we would like to parse out and challenge what we see to be Shaw’s false binary, and to explore the value of negotiation and collaboration as important elements both in the studio and in the classroom. To this end we have invited several individuals who are both artist and educator, to consider the active relation between art practice and teaching in their life. We have invited them to do this through a conversation or correspondence with either a mentor or a student who continues to play an intimate part in their understanding of the intertwined roles as artist and educator.
20 : What We Can Knot
Ashley Hunt & Malene Dam; Marjetica Potrč & Amanda Eicher with Ryo Yonami, Nuriye Elisabeth Tohermes & Mai Shirato; Andreas Fischer & Hannah B. Higgins; Corin Hewitt & Riley Duncan; Richard Kostelanetz with Frederick Young, Michael Peters & Bob Grumman; Michelle Grabner with Philip Vanderhyden, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Andrew Falkowski, Elijah Burgher, Julie Weitz, Christopher Mcnulty, Michael Velliquette, Barry Underwood, Joey Farueso, Gil Riley & Adam Scott; Abhishek Hazra; Zach Cahill ft. Cassandra Troyan; Andrew Falkowski; Jesal Kapadia & Brian McCarthy; Adelita Husni Bey & Janna Graham; Tyler Coburn & A.L. Steiner; Abdullah Awad & Sreshta Rit Premnath; Allan deSouza & Jeannene Przyblyski; Steven Lam & Daniel Joseph Martinez; Juan William; Chávez & Anya Liao; Valerio Rocco Orlando & Mónica Ríos; Deborah Stratman & James Benning; A.K. Burns & Alexandro Segade; Dan Paz & Tania Bruguera; Kelly Kaczynski; Ayisha Abraham & Smriti Mehra; Maria Rosa Sossai
Sreshta Rit Premnath, Matthew Metzger