Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Assignment for Thursday, June 11, 2014

Your assignment for Thursday, June 11, 2014 is to read pages 152-165.

Looking ahead to Mid-Term, Thursday, 19 June 2014:

Please choose a piece of art to visually analyze in class. 

Let me know by Thursday, June12th what you intend to present.  
I want to make sure there are no duplicate objects.  Please use the visual analysis as a guide for a 7-10 minute talk on June 19th about your choice of an art piece.

Looking ahead to the Final on Tuesday, 8 July 2014:

Please have your silhouette and background decided upon by Monday, June 16th.  You will coming to our studio to work with artist and adjunct professor, Pati Dye. Bring materials to discuss your ideas on the collage with Pati and I. The only hard fast rule is that the project must include your silhouette.  You will need to have a firm idea on what you will use as your background and items you intend to collage on your work.

Brooklyn Museum: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Kara Walker

Thinking about collage, please take a moment to look at the work of Kara Walker.

Kara Walker (born November 26, 1969) is a contemporary African-American artist who explores racegendersexuality, violence and identity in her work. She is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes. Walker lives in New York and is on the faculty of the MFA program at Columbia University.

Kara Walker Untitled 2001-2005.
Collage on paper 9 works: 8 parts 40,6 x 28,6 cm each 1 part 27,9 x 22,9 cm 48,5 x 36,5 cm, framed.
Other collage artists and schools of thought you might want to take at look at and get inspiration from their work include:

Hannah Hoch, Kurt Schwitters, Raoul Hausmann, Richard Hamilton
Man Ray, Dada Art, Derek Gores, Eileen Agar, Joseph Cornell
Surrealism, John Stezaker, Jesse Treece, Annegret Soltau

Hannah Höch, Für ein Fest gemacht
(Made for a Party) 1936 Whitechapel Gallery

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