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Teaching with Contemporary Art

More Moments, More Dialogue

Teaching with Contemporary Art

More Moments, More Dialogue

This week I want to follow up on the two most recent posts, Speak About What’s Unspeakable and Teachable Moments in 2012, because there are some loose ends to attend to.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teachable Moments in 2012

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teachable Moments in 2012

Before we continue talking about last week’s “Speak About What’s Unspeakable,” I thought it might be good idea to end the year on a constructive note by looking back at some of the most teachable moments- events, exhibits, chance happenings and other opportunities – that made for uncanny entry points in the classroom…

Ed Rischa, "The Act of Letting a Person Into Your Home", 1983. Image: whitney.org

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on Visual Conversations

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on Visual Conversations

In my previous post two weeks ago I said that I was interested in encouraging students to draw relationships between works of art and to think about how context affects what we see. Can works of art “speak” to the viewer or have “conversations” with other works? If so, how? Today was the day, after a long Thanksgiving weekend, for the group to share works in progress and get some feedback from one another.

Installation view, Visual Conversations at the Fisher Landau Center for Art.

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Getting Set for Visual Conversations

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Set for Visual Conversations

If you haven’t visited already, the Fisher Landau Center for Art is a wonderful oasis to add to the list of places you can see exciting work in Long Island City. This week, I am taking one of my classes to visit the current show, Visual Conversations. Through the visit I am interested in encouraging my students to draw relationships between works of art and to think about how context affects how we perceive what we see.

Lin Tianmiao, "Bound and Unbound", 1997, dimensions variable (detail). White cotton thread, 800 pieces of household objects, video projection, sound. Courtesy Asia Society Museum.

On View Now

On View Now | Cryptic Objects: Lin Tianmiao at the Asia Society Museum

On View Now

On View Now | Cryptic Objects: Lin Tianmiao at the Asia Society Museum

Max Weintraub reviews Lin Tianmiao’s exhibition “Bound Unbound” at the Asia Society Museum in New York.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art Turns Four

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art Turns Four

No sooner are we celebrating our upcoming fourth year with Art21 Educators as I am reminded that the Teaching with Contemporary Art column also turns four this week. Looks like I’ll be playing the fourth horse in the fourth race this weekend. Last year I celebrated by looking back over the first three years but today I’d like to just look back over the past twelve months because it’s been quite a ride. Here are some highlights since last spring.

A Better Ghost [Interview w/Evan Meaney]

A Better Ghost [Interview w/Evan Meaney]

Evan Meaney is an artist, curator and educator currently teaching time-based media design at the University of Tennessee. His practice dives into the “liminalities and glitches of all sorts, equating …

Glenn Ligon, "Rückenfigur", 2009, Whitney Museum of American Art

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Glenn Ligon, Ai Weiwei and The Art Cops

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Glenn Ligon, Ai Weiwei and The Art Cops

Three things this week… Maika Pollack recently wrote a wonderful review in The New York Observer about the current Glenn Ligon show at the Whitney Museum. As I visited the …

The Witness AWR NASA, photo by Jaime Rojo

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Graffiti in the Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Graffiti in the Classroom

Students often have lots of interest and questions about graffiti, graffiti art and street art. My response usually includes the fact that I love graffiti art and street art, especially …

Antony Gormley, "Blind Light," 2007. Image via BBC Online.

Flash Points

Interactive and Participatory Art

Flash Points

Interactive and Participatory Art

“Our advanced art approaches a fragile but marvelous life, one that maintains itself by a mere thread, melting into an elusive, changeable configuration, the surroundings, the artist, his work and …

John Gerrard, "Dust Storm (Dalhart, Texas)," Realtime 3D projection still, 2007, Courtesy of the artist's website

John Gerrard’s “Dust Storm (Dalhart, Texas)”

John Gerrard’s “Dust Storm (Dalhart, Texas)”

This weekend I travelled to Washington D.C. (Arlington VA to be exact) to participate in a panel called WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE for the Arlington Arts Center‘s amazing …

Jenny Holzer on Twitter.com

Jenny Holzer is Twittering

Jenny Holzer is Twittering

Since May 2007, Season 4 artist Jenny Holzer has been using the microblogging site Twitter as an unusual platform for her text-based work. The Trusim for today? “BEING SURE OF …