We are pleased to present the student-created publication, FPA 319.

This site presents some of the written projects created by the students of FPA 319W, Critical Writing in the Arts in the Spring of 2015.

This course is part of the Visual Culture and Performance Studies Department at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver BC, Canada.

Description of Assignments 

2 assignments have been published on the blog: an Artist Statement and a Critical Review. Short biographical statements written by the students have also been published on the Biographies page.

Critical Review: Students were asked to attend a local event/exhibition in their field of study/practice and produce a critical text evaluating the work in relation to current issues, concepts, concerns and developments underlying contemporary art practice and discourses. Reviews were edited by another student in the class before publication on the blog. This process is meant to familiarize students with editorial work, and mirrors the peer-review that critical texts undergo before publication.

Interview: Students were asked to conduct an interview with a interview practitioner in their field of study, or whose practice is relevant to the students’ career orientations. Students transcribed and edited audio-recordings of the conversation they had with their interviewee.

Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte & Lauren Marsden 
Instructors, FPA 319 (Spring 2015)


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