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Illusions Of "Blackness" In Contemporary Visual Culture, Michaël Dorn Aug 2018

Illusions Of "Blackness" In Contemporary Visual Culture, Michaël Dorn

MFA in Visual Arts Theses

My thesis begins with a primer of the historical concept of “black(ness)” and the roots of its racialization. Intertwined throughout my discussion in Section I, I will highlight a few of my research findings and discuss some of the installation images that I created as I studied the work of contemporary artists who use lexical and literal figurative “blackness” in their work—in particular, the oeuvre of Kerry James Marshall as featured in his retrospective exhibition Mastry. My discourse unfolds with a brief etymological review of both the English word “black” and its precedent conceptual forms in Section II ...


The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1973), The Art Institute Of Boston Jan 1973

The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1973), The Art Institute Of Boston

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The Art Institute of Boston maintains, and always has maintained throughout the course of its long history, that the artist holds a unique position of responsibility in his society. Because the weight of his contribution is so widely felt in this age of the expanded media, the artist is expected to be not only innovator, but also arbitrator. The decisions which affect his life and his work influence a wide body of people who look to him for illumination.

Art cannot be taught as a development of certain visual talents separate from a larger awareness of life. The Art Institute ...


The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1971-1972), The Art Institute Of Boston Jan 1971

The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1971-1972), The Art Institute Of Boston

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

The Art Institute of Boston maintains, and always has maintained throughout the course of its long history, that the artist holds a unique position of responsibility in his society. Because the weight of his contribution is so widely felt in this age of the expanded media, the artist is expected to be not only innovator, but also arbitrator. The decisions which affect his life and his work influence a wide body of people who look to him for illumination.

Art cannot be taught as a development of certain visual talents separate from a larger awareness of life. The Art Institute ...


The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1969-1971), The Art Institute Of Boston Jan 1969

The Art Institute Of Boston Course Catalog (1969-1971), The Art Institute Of Boston

Course Catalogs-Art Institute of Boston (AIB)

In January of 1968 The School of Practical Art changed its name to The Art Institute of Boston as an outward sign of the diversity of ideas and interests that had generated during the past decade. The combined efforts of students, teachers, and administrators have produced a broad program which attracts students with a variety of goals, and affords an opportunity to study in several different disciplines.

The Art Institute of Boston seeks talented young people who wish to make art their lifetime career. The school offers a three-year program leading to diplomas in advertising design, illustration, photography, and fine ...