Assignment one – After feedback (Reflection & reworked essay)

Reflection I was very nervous in sending the first assignment, especially after dedicating myself so much to it, and I had no idea what to expect. The feedback was so much more thorough than I expected and I realised how many details I had missed even after re-checking my essay numerous times. There were also some issues about what to… Continue reading Assignment one – After feedback (Reflection & reworked essay)

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Assignment one – Part B

The Battle of Orgreave, 2001 I will be analysing and interpreting Jeremy Deller's The Battle of Orgreave. The piece is a re-enactment of the 1984 strike by the National Union of Mineworkers in Yorkshire, England. My main interest is in revealing how this piece deals with the themes of time and place, and then in exploring the way that a historical event can take… Continue reading Assignment one – Part B

Assignment one – Part B (plan)

Interpret Jeremy Deller's Battle of Orgreave and reflect on the importance of time and place in this piece. Write 800-1,000 words.            Title: 'Battle of Orgreave, 2001' Introduction (100 words): I will be analysing Jeremy Deller's Battle of Orgreave and how it deals with the themes of time and place (essence sentence). The piece is a re-enactment… Continue reading Assignment one – Part B (plan)

Assignment one – Part A

Reflective learning What is art? My views towards art haven't changed but rather expanded and grown. I still stand by my position that art that focuses on its formal qualities and aesthetic value isn't necessarily less meaningful or thought-provoking than art that emphasises concept above all else. But some inspiring examples of contemporary art show me that they can make use… Continue reading Assignment one – Part A

Conclusion

From being someone who immediately rejected contemporary art to being able to analyse and research a contemporary piece and make a more informed critique, I certainly have surprised myself. Despite the fact that this type of art (installation, performance, ready-made, etc.) is not my favorite, I have been able to accept the messages these pieces convey and be… Continue reading Conclusion

Project 3 (Place in art) – Research point

Research point: Text in art Notes on 'ARTIST ROOMS: Theme: Language' Duchamp defined artists as those able to "rethink the world and remake meaning through language" Sol LeWitt originated term 'conceptual art' "art became increasingly ephemeral and transient" "the reader is invited to execute the work through his or her own imagination." "language shapes our cultural… Continue reading Project 3 (Place in art) – Research point

Project 3 (Place in art) – Exercise 3 (further research)

Exercise 3 Gallery or site visit (further research) Notes on 'But is it installation art?' What is installation art? "Almost any arrangement of objects in a given space can now be referred to as installation art..." "...the way in which an exhibition was arranged..." Origin in the 1960s Minimalism worked towards giving importance to the space used to… Continue reading Project 3 (Place in art) – Exercise 3 (further research)

Project 3 (Place in art) – Exercise 3

Exercise 3 Gallery or site visit  Sketchbook notes Ciudad Mujer (Woman City) 1, 2 & 3, Susy Kitchen, Venezuela, 2016 Graphite on paper, 30" x 40" Combination of place and woman; a city within a woman, woman is city. Bored expressions. People as one with towns, cities, houses. Places are people. Soft, delicate, smooth, gradient, light vs.… Continue reading Project 3 (Place in art) – Exercise 3