Articles by Oliver Wunsch

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Open Enrollment: Words

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Open Enrollment: Words

As I struggle with papers at the end of the semester, I feel tempted to bemoan the futility of writing about art. I want to reassure myself that my problems …

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Open Enrollment: Disciplinary Complex

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Open Enrollment: Disciplinary Complex

Over the past few decades, “interdisciplinary” has emerged as a popular designation in academic culture, particularly in the arts and humanities. Both as an undergraduate in studio art and as …

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Open Enrollment: Stories About Stories About Pictures

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Open Enrollment: Stories About Stories About Pictures

I tried to write this blog post in the form of a story. The approach would have fit the topic: an upcoming conference at the Clark Art Institute on the …

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Do artists need PhDs?

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Do artists need PhDs?

I suspect most people today would agree that making art involves more than technical skill. By the seventeenth century, the intellectual and philosophical side of artistic expression had already been …

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Contemporary Knowledge: Interview with João Ribas

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Contemporary Knowledge: Interview with João Ribas

What defines “the contemporary” as an area of study? How does it relate to the writing of history or other fields of inquiry? In this edition of Open Enrollment, Oliver …

Katia Zavistovski examines Karin Sander's Wallpiece (2010)

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The Exhibition in Art & Business

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The Exhibition in Art & Business

Oliver Wunsch considers the role of exhibition work in an art historical education by looking at MASS MoCA’s current show InVisible, curated by one of his classmates. Mike Brenner discusses different cost structures of grassroots art exhibitions, and how changing economic times force artists to adapt to find space and funds.