Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' (1936) by Walter Benjamin Notes & points of interest 'The result was that one could expect it not only to exploit the proletariat with increasing intensity, but ultimately to create conditions which would make it possible to abolish capitalism itself.' (Preface) Methods of mechanical reproduction: woodcut, printing, engraving,… Continue reading Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

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Project 1 (The craft of writing) – Exercise 2

List of everything I've read or written or seen or heard in the last 24 hours. Heard morning alarm Saw how my latest Instagram post is doing Heard my dad buying fruit from the street vendor Wrote last night's dream in my dream journal Read the newspaper Read a recipe to make for dinner Saw my mom making lunch Heard music Wrote and published an… Continue reading Project 1 (The craft of writing) – Exercise 2

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

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 1 – Exercise 3

Art History: The Basics by Grant Pooke and Diana Newall (2008, Abingdon; Routledge), pp.1-8 Notes and phrases of interest "the art world itself seems to be engaged in a cultural performance about our times, a parody about duplicity, marketing tactics, and acquiescence." - David Hensel "'emperor's new clothes' syndrome" "...art is something which artists do." "...Bauhaus aesthetic… Continue reading Project 1 – Exercise 3