POST 1: ARTISTS

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DIRECTIONS: Students will read the writings of one artist from a list provided. They will identify their artist and provide the citation at the top of the post. For example, Carl Andre, “Preface to Stripe Painting (1959),” in Stiles and Selz, Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996), 124.

Students will then outline that artist’s goals and concerns in relation to one artwork by the artist or author. They will include two direct quotations from the artist’s writing and appropriately cite their sources using parenthetical citations. Embedded hyperlinks to other relevant sites or to other images, quotations, and terms may be necessary. Remember the benefit of this web-based writing is that you can link to the entire internet! Utilize those resources in adding to the content of your individual post!

Students will post their 350-word response, along with an active hyperlink to the image they chose. They must include the hyperlink along with caption information (Artist, title, date. Medium, dimensions, location, copyright information).

An example of image captioning and hyperlinking: In Nam June Paik’s Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995, Paik created a fifty-one channel video installation (including one closed-circuit television feed), and utilized custom electronics, neon lighting, steel and wood. The work is approximately 15 x 40 x 4′  and is located at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. (© Nam June Paik Estate)

DUE: September 29th

 

Artist texts: choose one (All texts are from Stiles and Selz, Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art, 1996)

Gestural Abstraction: David Smith, Statements, Writings (1947-52).

Geometric Abstraction: Ellsworth Kelly, Notes of 1969.

Figuration: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Statements (1979-94).

Pop: Andy Warhol, Warhol in his own words: Untitled statements (1963-87).

Art & Technology: Nam June Paik, Afterlude to the Exposition of Experimental Television (1964).

Installation: James Turrell, Mapping Spaces (1987).

Process: Eva Hesse, Untitled statements (1968, 1969, n.d.).

Performance Art: Allan Kaprow, Untitled Guide for Happenings (c. 1965).

Header Image: Nam June Paik, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995. Fifty-one channel video installation (including one closed-circuit television feed), custom electronics, neon lighting, steel and wood, 15 x 40 x 4′,  Smithsonian American Art Museum. (© Nam June Paik Estate)