DIRECTIONS: Students will read one exhibition/gallery/museum review from a list provided. They will give their review of the review a snappy title and provide the citation at the top of the post. For example, Holland Cotter, “Review: The Smithsonian African American Museum Is Here at Last. And It Uplifts and Upsets,” The New York Times, Sept. 15, 2016. They must hyperlink the citation to the online source.
First students should identify the author of the review (who are they?) and the venue of publication (what is it? art magazine/popular newspaper?). Students will then outline the critic’s goals and concerns in their review. What is the subject of their review? How do they present their ideas? Does their review connect with you? Do they use language or description to “bring you to the exhibit” or do they use a tone that is particularly persuasive? Is the critic positive or negative? What do you think of their assessment? Are they convincing? Is there anything that you wish they described more closely, or any elements that are confusing? You must include two direct quotations from the review. You must also include at least one image that is referenced in or relates to the content of the review. The image(s) must include a hyperlinked caption: hyperlink plus caption information (Artist, title, date. Medium, dimensions, location, copyright information).
In your 350-word post, you should embed at least 2 hyperlinks to other relevant sites or to other images, quotations, and terms. The benefit of web-based writing is that you can link to the entire internet! Utilize those resources!
Due: October 6th
Exhibition Reviews: choose one
Holland Cotter, “Review: The Smithsonian African American Museum Is Here at Last. And It Uplifts and Upsets,” The New York Times, Sept. 15, 2016.
Jennifer McCabe, “Review: Betye Saar: Still Tickin’,” Panorama: Journal of Association of Historians of American Art, Summer 2016 (2.1).
Jillian Russo, “Review: Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic,” Panorama: Journal of Association of Historians of American Art, Fall 2015 (1.2).
Hannah Black, “Review: 9th Berlin Biennale,” Artforum (September 2016).
Cate McQuaid, “Review: ‘Xu Bing: Phoenix’ rises at Mass MoCA,” The Boston Globe, February 9, 2013.
Michael Kimmelman, “Architecture Review: A New Whitney,” The New York Times, April 19, 2015.
Laura Cumming, “Review: 56th Venice Biennale,” The Guardian, May 10, 2015.
Holland Cotter, “Philadelphia Offers a Full-Fledged Summer of African Art,” The New York Times, July 7, 2016.
Header Image: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Trade (Gifts for Trading Land with White People), 1992, oil paint and mixed media, collage, objects, canvas, 152.4 x 431.8 cm (Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia) © Jaune Quick-to-See Smith