The Commodity Club: Commodity Fetishism In Modern Art And Tattoos, 2018 East Tennessee State University
The Commodity Club: Commodity Fetishism In Modern Art And Tattoos, Shelby Maiden
Undergraduate Honors Theses
The current culture of commodity fetishism that surrounds both modern art and tattoos are disproportionately a part of the perpetuation of an artificial sense of society and community. It promotes the notion that by simply by inking the deeper layers of their skin or by spending millions on a painting that somehow one becomes elevated and enters an elite space, or club, of people like them.
Think Natural ! Une Nécessité Qui Ne Se Cache Plus, 2018 Kinshasa Arts and craft Institute
Think Natural ! Une Nécessité Qui Ne Se Cache Plus, Cedrick Nzolo Ngamobu
This contribution raises questions regarding the search for mediation and transition found in pedagogy and the creative process. This can be posed as a response to an affirmation of identity, coupled with a search for philosophical autonomy. The need for mediation or transition is a necessity that we all seek in different ways and according to our respective contexts. In teaching in a school of art or fashion, it is a question with different variables that leaves the field open to all forms of questioning and brings to the fore the confrontation of modes of expression.
Au-Delà Des Rivalités Provinciales : Poétiques Visuelles Tropicalistes Et Autres Projets D’Art Étendu Depuis La Perspective Du Nord-Est Brésilien, 2018 Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia
Au-Delà Des Rivalités Provinciales : Poétiques Visuelles Tropicalistes Et Autres Projets D’Art Étendu Depuis La Perspective Du Nord-Est Brésilien, Ayrson Heráclito
This text is a compilation of writings published during the course of our research for the 3rd Biennale of Bahia (2014), for which we worked in the curatorial team. These investigations reflect on the genealogy of Northeast Brazil’s contemporary art, seeing this region as unrestricted and non-essentialist. The production of certain artists is considered within an expanded context. To this end, we employed the idea of PEBA (Pernambuco-Bahia), while attempting to come to terms with the possibility of existence of a family, united by the desire for a poetic turn in the tropics.
The Lubumbashi Biennial: Towards New Protagonisms, 2018 4e Biennale de Lubumbashi, RDC; Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro
The Lubumbashi Biennial: Towards New Protagonisms, Daniella Géo
This article reflects on the role and relevance of the Lubumbashi Biennial (DR Congo), taking into account its specificities, context and modus operandi, as well as making brief parallels with other recurring art events in an attempt to situate the Congolese biennale within the histories of contemporary art biennales. The text provides first-hand commentary on the Lubumbashi Biennial, in particular its fourth edition in which the author formed part of the curatorial team.
Histoire Picturale De Laurent-Désiré Kabila (1997-2001), 2018 Université de Lubumbashi
Histoire Picturale De Laurent-Désiré Kabila (1997-2001), Donatien Dibwe Dia Mwembu
This article considers the story of the late Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as told by the popular painters of the city of Lubumbashi. Its shows how popular painting contributes to the knowledge of LD Kabila's reign, by serving as a support for oral history. Indeed, the commentaries of the paintings made by their authors or by critics unveil a chapter of history. Placed next to each other according to their theme and chronological order, popular paintings depict the highlights of the history of a given region in a specific area such as politics, economy ...
Le Paradigme « Art Africain » : De L’Origine À Sa Physionomie Actuelle, 2018 Académie des beaux-arts de Kinshasa
Le Paradigme « Art Africain » : De L’Origine À Sa Physionomie Actuelle, Henri Kalama
This study relooks at the problematic concept of "African Art". The conceptual evolution of "African Art" coincides with three realities: firstly, that the art discovered in Africa was described as uncivilized; secondly, that this art capitulated with the colonial past of Africa; finally, that this art of an underdeveloped continent. In such a context of emergence, this art has been or is still exploited by ambitious and interested promoters. Hence, there is an imperative need for contemporary artists to overcome all these influences to produce works whose ontological values and universality cannot be challenged.
Les Nouveaux Défis Du Métier D’Artiste En République Démocratique Du Congo, 2018 Institut National des Arts, Kinshasa
Les Nouveaux Défis Du Métier D’Artiste En République Démocratique Du Congo, André Yoka Lye
The history of art institutions in D.R. Congo is relatively old compared to the rest of Africa. This justifies the know-how of Congolese artists since 1930-40’s, even if the general trend was, for a long time, reliant on amateurism and mimetism of European production. With the integration of art institutes into university education level since 1971, the issues and challenges became precise and appeared to be possible to overcome: professionalization, rooted and applied research, community building and international competitiveness, with the urge of solidarity with countries and experiences from the South.
Strange Multitudes, 2018 Dickinson College
Strange Multitudes, Becky Deihl, Julianne Gortakowski, Sammy Holden, Megan Mcculloh, Amanda Patterson, Rowan Price, Lucy West, Anthony Cervino, Trout Gallery, Dickinson College
Student Scholarship & Creative Works By Year
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Trout Gallery, April 27 - May 19, 2018
Senior Exhibit, Art and Art History Department, Prof. Anthony Cervino, Dickinson College.
The seven graduating studio art majors chose Strange Multitudes as the title of the exhibition not only to allude to their shared devotion to making art, but also to their personal identities and modes of expression. While the seniors work together as a community of artists, the artwork that emerges from their own studios varies widely in both content and creative media. Yet, more than a few common threads unite the students’ ambitious approaches to ...
How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, 2018 Macalester College
How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, Sophia Hill
Art and Art History Honors Projects
“How to be the Perfect Asian Wife” critiques exploitative power systems that assault female bodies of color in intersectional ways. This work explores strategies of healing and resistance through inserting one’s own narrative of flourishing rather than surviving, while reflecting violent realities. Three large drawings mimic pervasive advertisement language and presentation reflecting the oppressive strategies used to contain women of color. Created with charcoal, watercolor, and ink, these 'advertisements' contrast with an interactive rice bag filled with comics of my everyday experiences. These documentations compel viewers to reflect on their own participation in systems of power.
I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder
I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, Yasmin Mazloom
Art Practices MFA Theses
The life of immigrants is discussed in two chapters: living in the country of origin and living abroad. The space that exists in between these two countries and places, is diminished and not discussed because it is not physical but more of a mental space that is rarely recognized unless it is experienced firsthand. Even though only a minority of people will understand this liminal space, it is important to be aware of its existence. Those who reside in this space need to recognize they are not alone, even if their liminal space is different from others, so that they ...
Collecting, Organizing, And Teaching The Ephemera Of Art Biennials, 2018 University of Colorado Boulder
Collecting, Organizing, And Teaching The Ephemera Of Art Biennials, Alexander Watkins, Jane Thaler
University Libraries Faculty & Staff Contributions
Art fairs and biennials have become an essential part of the story of contemporary art and architecture. Ephemeral handouts, pamphlets, and posters—a hallmark of these gatherings—have the potential to help students and researchers understand these events if preserved for future use. However, libraries and archives that want to collect ephemeral material from biennials face several challenges, including the difficulty of collecting these materials remotely, developing appropriate methods to best organize this type of material, and determining the best way to present these materials to students and scholars. This article describes a case study at the University of Colorado ...
The Influence Of Politics On Modern Art: A Curated Exhibit Of Art Reflecting The 2016 Presidential Election, 2018 University of Rhode Island
The Influence Of Politics On Modern Art: A Curated Exhibit Of Art Reflecting The 2016 Presidential Election, Naama Malomet
Senior Honors Projects
This project explores the ways in which recent politics in America has inspired contemporary artists to engage in the current political climate and use art as a means of expressing political ideals. Art has been, and always will be, used as one of the ways artists express opinions and ideas. Art engages individuals in visual dialogue, creating conversations between the artist and viewer. It has the power to influence and inspire viewers, directing them towards new ideas and opinions as well as new perspectives on social and political issues. Throughout the history of art, politics and social issues have inspired ...
Socially Engaged Practice: Three Artists, 2018 Lesley University
Socially Engaged Practice: Three Artists, Susan Ashbrook
Lesley University Community of Scholars Day
In recent years many artists have turned to ‘socially engaged practice,’ striving to effect social or political change through community-based or participatory projects outside of traditional gallery spaces. In my presentation I will review projects by three contemporary artists who work with underserved communities to develop creative responses to social injustices they face and to help them develop powerful tools to impact their lives
Suzanne Lacy, one of the original California feminists of the 1970s, is well-known for her performance pieces and installations that engage with social issues through conversation within communities. Rape and violence against women have been a ...
Ode To The Sea: Art From Guantanamo, 2018 John Jay College, City University of New York
Ode To The Sea: Art From Guantanamo, Erin L. Thompson, Charles Shields, Paige Laino
Publications and Research
Exhibition catalogue for “Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantánamo” (October 16, 2017-January 26, 2018, President's Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York). Detainees at the United States military prison camp known as Guantánamo Bay have made art from the time they arrived. The exhibit displays some of these evocative works, made by eight men: four who have since been cleared and released from Guantánamo, and four who remain there. They paint the sea again and again although they cannot reach it. The catalog includes contributions by Trevor Paglen, Solmaz Sharif, Natasha Trethewey, Jericho Brown, and current ...
The Problem Of Originality In The Work Of Sarah Lucas, 2018 Old Dominion University
The Problem Of Originality In The Work Of Sarah Lucas, Chelsey Burch
Undergraduate Research Symposium
Sarah Lucas is a contemporary British artist known for satirical and often crudely sexual assemblages and photographs. Although she is often celebrated for this brazen imagery, this essay investigates the stark contradictions found between her statements and her work, particularly in contrasting her claims of originality with her similarities to the work of such artists as Louise Bourgeois and Marcel Duchamp. Through analyzing interviews and comparing her work with that of other famous artists throughout modern history, it posits that her strategy entails the purposeful imitation of a variety of inconsistent styles. Her work questions the idea of originality itself ...
Moocs 2.0: Reviewing N.Paradoxa's Mooc On Contemporary Art And Feminism, 2018 Otis College of Art and Design
Moocs 2.0: Reviewing N.Paradoxa's Mooc On Contemporary Art And Feminism, Parme Giuntini, Anne Swartz, Kathleen Wentrack
Art History Pedagogy & Practice
This collaboratively written article explores the pedagogical role of MOOCs today through analysis of a MOOC on contemporary art and feminism, created by Katy Deepwell, editor of the international feminist art journal n.paradoxa. Parme Giuntini offers an updated overview of MOOCs and their increasing value as OERs for faculty and students. Feminist art historians Anne Swartz and Kathleen Wentrack investigate the n.paradoxa MOOC from different, but complimentary perspectives. Wentrack explores the structure, documents, and interactivity of the MOOC as a rich source of feminist material useful to both students and scholars. Swartz addresses Deepwell’s international treatment of ...
Xu Zhen & Madein Company: The Phenomenon Of Artist-Company, 2018 CUNY Hunter College
Xu Zhen & Madein Company: The Phenomenon Of Artist-Company, Qianfan Gu
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
The thesis is about the phenomenon of "artist-company" -- commercial methodologies employed by contemporary artists are determining their artworks. Taking XuZhen as a case study, it attempts to understand the phenomenon through aspects including art autonomy and institutional theories. It argues that "artist-company" is a continuation of institutional critique.
Rodcon, Flier, 2018, 2018 University of Northern Iowa
Rodcon, Flier, 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.
Saturday, April 7th, 2018
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Flier used in promotion of the event.
Rodcon, Program, 2018, 2018 University of Northern Iowa
Rodcon, Program, 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.
Inside This Program:
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Didier William, Nestor Armando Gil/Taller Workshop: Swarm, 2018 Bryn Mawr College
Didier William, Nestor Armando Gil/Taller Workshop: Swarm, Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts, Laurel Mclaughlin, Mechella Yezernitskaya
Books, pamphlets, catalogues, and scrapbooks
Catalogue to the exhibition Swarm at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, June 30, 2018-September 9, 2018, curated by Laurel McLaughlin and Mechella Yezernitskaya (graduate students, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College).
The work of artists Didier William (b. 1983) and Nestor Armando Gil (b. 1971) beckons viewers, as an imperative, to physically and intellectually “swarm” conceptions of colonialism in order to disarm such narratives of power. The artists’ mixed media practices in printmaking, painting, collage, sculpture, installation, and performance are inflected by their Haitian and Cuban heritages as well as the diasporic communities they call home in the ...