Presenters for Thursday Feb 4
The above Painting 1 students will be required to do a 10 minute presentation on a contemporary artist or contemporary art movement. This assignment is for clarifying what Contemporary Art is in terms of new contemporary ideas for art in the 21 Century.
This assignment will require you to focus your research in the Architecture/Fine Arts Library or other libraries. This assignment does not require presenting contemporary painters, but does require contemporary ideas that could be used in painting practices. You may use images from on line but all text information should come from your research from texts in the library.
Generally enough information and a variety of images should be presented in the 10 min presentation to inspire a 5 minute discussion and or comments from peers in the class. DVD players, web access and a data projector will be available. Please indicate by Thursday January 29 if you require any other type of A/V equipment that is not listed above.
Bring images in Jpeg format and links that can be accessed on line.
For Clarification here are some Suggested Readings, Ideas and Topics Regarding Contemporary Art:
Sample of Contemporary Ideas and Terms used in current art practices:
Sexuality (marginalization of people of an alternative sexual orientation or a cultural repression or misrepresentation of sexuality)
Globalism (21st C)
Post-Medium Art (Rosalind Krauss)
Semiotics (signifier and signified)
Irony or satire (re-contextualizing something that is cliché, conventional or kitsch
Books at Fine Arts Architecture Library such as:
Brandon Taylor, Contemporary Art since 1970
Michael Archer, Art Since 1960
Edward Lucie-Smith, Art Tomorrow
Artspeak, (dictionary) Robert Atkins
Survey Art History Books at Fine Arts Architecture Library such as:
Marilyn Stokstad, Art: A Brief History 3rd ed. 2007 pages 582-598
Hugh Honour & John Fleming 7th ed. 2005 Chapter 22
Journals at Fine Arts Architecture Library such as:
Art in America
Art and Paper
October (art theory and criticism)
Yishu (Journal of contemporary Chinese art )