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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Transformation and Distortion

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Transformation and Distortion

Two of my classes begin a new unit where students are asked to work with the themes of distortion and transformation. Especially for teens, the idea of transformation- of the self, objects, symbols, even the meaning of words- is an attractive proposal. Add the multiple implications associated with distortion and it becomes the kind of field day you really want in a classroom.

Kiki Smith. "Worm," 1992. Image courtesy the artist and the High Museum of Art.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Kiki Smith’s graphic works are on display in Atlanta, Ann Hamilton’s work focuses on mouths and hands, Raymond Pettibon opens a cultural grab bag of artwork, …

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Mathematical Model 002 Dini's surface

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Hiroshi Sugimoto explores a Buddhist stupa, Florian Maier-Aichen lectures in NYC, Pratt honors Laurie Anderson and William Wegman, Matthew Ritchie debuts in Los Angeles, and more. …

Mike Kelley and Michael Smith. "A Voyage of Growth and Discovery." Installation view: Sculpture Center, Long Island, New York, 2009.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Mike Kelly navigates the Burning Man, Mark Dion reimagines the humanities, Krzysztof Wodiczko interviews anonymous war veterans, and more. Mike Kelley and longtime friend Michael Smith …

Gabriel Orozco. "Red Flower Shadow," 2011.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Gabriel Orozco paints with vectors, Florian Maier Aichen explores new forms of photography, Cindy Sherman is honored, several artists contribute calls to action and explore environmental …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Full Circle: Ann Hamilton’s Recent Editions

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Full Circle: Ann Hamilton’s Recent Editions

Ann Hamilton’s work is founded on the idea of the line – both in its material form as thread, fiber, and hair; and its conceptual form in written and drawn …

Jessica Stockholder. "Hollow Places Court in Ash-Tree Wood" installation.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Jessica Stockholder and James Turrell explore hollow places, Matthew Barney departs to the traditional, Lari Pittman reflects on musicality, and more. Jessica Stockholder collaborated with a …

Voz Alta

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

As a research artist and digital media Ph.D student, I am constantly challenged to reflect critically upon the nature of the various forms which are emerging in contemporary artistic practices.  …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Need-to-Know (Basics)

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Need-to-Know (Basics)

On a recent visit to one of Lois Hetland’s classes at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Lois and I were engaged in a discussion about what teachers of …

stylus

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Cindy Sherman gets elected, The Global African project presents work by Mark Bradford, Yinka Shonibari MBE, and Fred Wilson, and more. Mel Chin is lecturing at …

Gabriel Orozco

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup: Gabriel Orozco is on view in Seoul, Cindy Sherman imagines the social, several artists are honored for their contributions, and more. Gabriel Orozco: Selected Works which is on …

Relativity-escher

The Paradoxical Art of “Inception”

The Paradoxical Art of “Inception”

What is so compelling about riddles, mysteries, and puzzles?  Most people are fascinated by images and objects that are paradoxical or impossible in real life but look oddly convincing and …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup you’ll read about a retrospective in the Golden State, a pack of wolves in Singapore, a dreamy gift in Berlin, de-monumentalisation in Italy, Oprah culture the …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Holey maps, pre-natal forms, stuffed animals, and more in today’s roundup: The first exhibition in the United States ever devoted exclusively to the drawings of Season 3 artist Roni Horn …

Flash Points

Flash Points: The Ethics of Art

Flash Points

Flash Points: The Ethics of Art

Today we launch the next Flash Points topic, The Ethics of Art. Ethics are defined as “a system of moral principles” which constantly factor into the choices we make. However, …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Sports, the human body and Gap t-shirts come together in this MLK day weekly roundup: Sports and masculinity are central themes of Hard Targets, an exhibition at Ohio State University’s …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Time to Talk

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Time to Talk

Art classrooms are mired in production. Too often the drive to complete work speeds right past the formation of a high quality idea or composition. How often have we ourselves …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup, Art21 artists play with fire, sign new books, design stained glass, collage basketballs, create new films, and pop up in Miami Beach exhibitions: Carl Solway Gallery …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will host a talk with Season 3 artist Matthew Ritchie and brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner (of indie rock band The National) on Saturday, …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Proud Flesh is up through October 31 at Gagosian Gallery.  Sally Mann‘s (Season 1) new body of work focuses on a photographic study of her husband, taken over a period …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Bruce Nauman (Season 1) has won the Golden Lion award for Best National Participation at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Visit the Daily Best Media Gallery to see images of his …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Vernissage TV takes a close look at Let the Priests Tremble…(1998/2008), a large hand-printed wall installation by Season 4 artist Nancy Spero. The piece was included in Spero’s retrospective at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Sevilla, …

Flash Points

Flash Points #3: What is the Value of Art?

Flash Points

Flash Points #3: What is the Value of Art?

In the late-1990s I took a graduate seminar on “museums and institutional critique” that focused on artistic and curatorial practices in the 1980s and 90s, and included a series of …

This Week’s Roundup

This Week’s Roundup

What’s happening now: The Sound of Silence, an exhibition of works by Alfredo Jaar (Season 4), is on view at Galerie Lelong in New York through May 2. Visitors are invited …

Laurie Anderson in Cleveland and Manhattan

Laurie Anderson in Cleveland and Manhattan

This Saturday at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square, Laurie Anderson will be performing Burning Leaves, a retrospective of songs and stories that culls pieces from her acclaimed solo shows …

SFMOMA’s Explore Modern Art

SFMOMA’s Explore Modern Art

SFMOMA recently launched their redesigned website with the initiative Explore Modern Art, an online learning environment and interactive space that integrates the museum’s collections information, calendar of public programs and …

Soundings and Songs: Ann Hamilton

Soundings and Songs: Ann Hamilton

Soundings–an exhibition of sculpture, photography, prints and video by Season 1 artist Ann Hamilton–is on view at Robischon Gallery in Denver, Colorado through November 15. The exhibition expands upon Hamilton’s works from an …

Ann Hamilton Wins Heinz Prize

Ann Hamilton Wins Heinz Prize

Artforum.com and Bloomberg.com recently reported that Ann Hamilton (Season 1) is among the winners of the Heinz Family Foundation’s 2008 Human Achievement Awards. The Heinz Awards honors those who have distinguished themselves in …

Artists Respond at MCA San Diego

Artists Respond at MCA San Diego

Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet opened last week at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. The pioneering artist residency and collaborative exhibition project is the first of …

Dialog:City Launches in Denver

Dialog:City Launches in Denver

Dialog:City, the exciting community-oriented, art-political showcase in Denver taking place concurrently with the Democratic National Convention, opened this past Friday at an outdoor party with Mayor John Hickenlooper in a …

Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton at the Walker

Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton at the Walker

If you missed last week’s collaborative performance by composer Meredith Monk and Season 1 artist Ann Hamilton at the Walker Art Center, you can still listen to an audio clip …

Contemporary Jewish Museum Opens in San Francisco

Contemporary Jewish Museum Opens in San Francisco

On Sunday, June 8th, San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum welcomed visitors for the first time in their new building designed by Daniel Libeskind, architect of the Jewish Museum in Berlin. …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Helping Hands

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Helping Hands

I hate to start this column every week by thanking people like it’s a Borscht Belt nightclub, but Teaching With Contemporary Art is off to a great start in its …

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Expanding the Definition(s): Some Days Are Easier Than Others

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Expanding the Definition(s): Some Days Are Easier Than Others

Many thanks to those who have helped get the Teaching with Contemporary Art column off to a smooth start! Recently, a few friends and colleagues have mentioned (even e-mailed) about …

Dialog:City in Denver

Dialog:City in Denver

Later this summer, from August 22-29, the Denver metro area will host Dialog:City, a convergence of education, art and democracy. Slated as an exhibition and cultural event that “catalyzes civic …

Maya Lin and More at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Maya Lin and More at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Systematic Landscapes, a traveling exhibition of work by Season 1 artist Maya Lin, is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego through June 30, 2008. The exhibition …