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Art, Labor, & The Absent Worker., Austin R. Wolf May 2015

Art, Labor, & The Absent Worker., Austin R. Wolf

Graduate School of Art Theses

This thesis considers the relationship between art and labor in twentieth century America while examining how this informs my art practice. The document aims to briefly examine Karl Marx theory of estranged labor, Hannah Arendt’s essay on the human condition of work, and philosophers such as John Ruskin and Jacque Ranciere, while discussing the relationship between art and labor. By giving a brief history of twentieth century art in reference to work and labor, I plan to excavate a deeper understanding of the relationship between Art, Labor, and work. The example artworks both historical and contemporary will support the ...


Imagining New Possibilities Through Social Practice, Sarah O. Hull May 2015

Imagining New Possibilities Through Social Practice, Sarah O. Hull

Undergraduate Theses—Unrestricted

In my practice, I have significantly questioned the role of the arts in social change. I have explored various forms of social practice, especially political art,public art and community art. Social practice lives in-between the world of art and social action and can add an important voice to both. Still, social practice, (like all forms of art) is limited and cannot be the sole source of social change. It is by working with others already organizing for social change, but bringing in the unique skills and perspectives of an artist that social practice is most effective. In this thesis ...


Pressing: Where The Objective Meets The Subjective, Mariana Parisca May 2015

Pressing: Where The Objective Meets The Subjective, Mariana Parisca

Undergraduate Theses—Unrestricted

Through this essay I describe the theoretical and anthropological ideas that led to the creation of the Cushing Series. An interest in the obsession with photography in popular culture leads to an understanding of the permeation of structured reasoning beyond scientific research and into everyday life. Taking evidence from photography, and philosophy of science I establish the limitations of structured reasoning, both as a way of perceiving the world and as an understanding of identity, and define surface and frame as its physical representation. Using Sartre’s existential theory and phenomenological anthropology I then describe the infinite subjective existence of ...


Mfa15 (Mfa 2015), Sam Fox School Of Design & Visual Arts, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Heather Corcoran, Patricia Olynyk, Andrea Coates, Margaux Crump, Brandon Daniels, Addoley Dzegede, Vita Eruhimovitz, Carling Hale, Amanda C F Helman, Michael A. Helms, Ming Y. Hong, Sea A Joung, Stephanie E. Kang, Dayna J. Kriz, Thomas C. Moore, Jacob Muldowney, Laurel Panella, Caitlin Penny, Eric Lyle Schultz, Jeremy Shipley, Emmeline Solomon, Kellie Spano, Michael A. Williams, Austin R. Wolf May 2015

Mfa15 (Mfa 2015), Sam Fox School Of Design & Visual Arts, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Heather Corcoran, Patricia Olynyk, Andrea Coates, Margaux Crump, Brandon Daniels, Addoley Dzegede, Vita Eruhimovitz, Carling Hale, Amanda C F Helman, Michael A. Helms, Ming Y. Hong, Sea A Joung, Stephanie E. Kang, Dayna J. Kriz, Thomas C. Moore, Jacob Muldowney, Laurel Panella, Caitlin Penny, Eric Lyle Schultz, Jeremy Shipley, Emmeline Solomon, Kellie Spano, Michael A. Williams, Austin R. Wolf

Books and Monographs

Catalogue of a culminating student exhibition held at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, May 1 - August 2, 2015 . Introduction / Heather Corcoran and Patricia Olynyk -- Diana Casanova / Emily J. Hanson -- Andrea M. Coates : in the operating theater / Stephanie Dering -- Margaux Crump -- Brandon Daniels -- Addoley Dzegede : do you prefer answers or truth? / Aaron Coleman -- Vita Eruhimovitz -- Carling Hale -- Amanda Helman -- Mike Helms / Ming Ying Hong -- Ming Ying Hong / Emily J. Hanson -- Sea A Joung / Ervin Malakaj -- Stephanie Kang / Jeremy Shipley -- Dayna Jean Kriz / Andrew Johnson -- Thomas Moore : you should move to the city / Nathaniel Rosenthalis -- Jacob Muldowney -- Laurel Panella / Garrett Clough ...