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ART550 Collab at the F.I.L.E Festival, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 5/26-8/11 2019

I am happy to announce that “WE” will be included in the Animation & GIF exhibition during the F.I.L.E – Electronic Language International Festival 2019 – www.file.org.br

The exhibition will be held from June 26 to August 11 2019 at The Fiesp Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso Center, at the Galeria de Arte do Sesi – SP (Art Gallery of SESI-SP) located at Paulista Avenue, 1313, São Paulo, downtown, Brazil. http://www.brazilmycountry.com/sao-paulo-attractions/fiesp-cultural/

F.I.L.E is a non-profit cultural organization founded in 2000 with a main goal of promoting and motivating artistic research and production on electronic language, as a way to set a meeting point for discussing art & technology in Latin America.

Artist’s: ART550 / Collaboration of Artists:

Sijia Xie, Danielle Savarese, Yutong Ren, Christopher Pidoto, Yiru Ni, Jeana Hockenjos, Jessica Hart, Kelsey Lee Franciosa, Wilmer Cuba, Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Lauren Bourguet, Nicole Blach, Farina Bayat & Ryan Seslow

Country: USA

Work’s name:  “ WE”

Year of creation: October 2018

Short abstract about the work: “WE”, is an animated video art work / GIF.
Statement – “We” Our ART550 class of fourteen people came together to create the project we call “We”. That is what is important. That is all that matters. The separations we perceive between ourselves are artificial. We are more than just our looks and the skin on our bodies. We all share the same basic human characteristics. This concept is a worldview that is incredibly common, but this piece proposes another idea entirely. The skin is not a wall separating and ostracizing individuals, but rather a bridge, connecting pieces of a whole. When we are near each other we can feel how we permeate togetherness. We act like an ocean and each so-called self is a singular drop of a shade of color needed to cascade into the intense spectrum that is We. We, as work of digital art represents the preservation of our class energy throughout time and the way we view our experience as a whole. Through technology and art we are preserving ourselves in unity and our interconnectivity forever.

*Photos for the animation were taken by: @nicoleblachphotography

Short bio: “WE” is a collaborative animation project created specifically for the F.I.L.E festival by the ART550 MFA/MA Graduate students and professor of LIU Post (Long Island University, Post Campus) in New York.

Many thanks and Congrats to everyone involved!

More information about F.I.L.E – Electronic Language International Festival can be found on their website – www.file.org.br

Welcome to ART 550! Some Info

Welcome  ART 550 Students!

Our first class was this past Tuesday, it was great to meet you all!

This blog is one of our main formats of communication and learning. You will be receiving an e-mail each time there is a new publication. Reacting and responding regularly for currently enrolled students is mandatory. Alumni and those who have already taken the course are encouraged to participate and share with us!

Between now and this coming Tuesday, I would love for you to take a peek at our class syllabus – it is located here.

I would also like for you to leave a comment below describing your impressions of our first class. Feel free to share or express anything you felt or would like to expand upon.

Thanks so much!

What is a Manifesto and why is it important to write one?

What is a Manifesto and why is it important to write one?

On 9/27/16 we will dig into the definition of a manifesto as a class. Students will generate experimental manifestos and later post them below.

According to merriam-webster.com : “a manifesto is written statement that describes the policies, goals, and opinions of a person or group” This is usually made public to hold one to their statements.”

Examples we will look at::

Manifestos for Art, Life & Business – 

http://99u.com/articles/7005/5-manifestos-for-art-life-business

http://www.brainpickings.org/2011/04/08/five-manifestos-for-life/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/monicatan/11-manifestos-that-could-change-your-art-life-ehq1?utm_term=.ne2nG8arD#.ulReGy64Q

 

 

A Thesis Writing Template & Guide

http://www.ryanseslow.com/how-to-write-your-mfa-thesis-in-fine-art-and-beyond/

Click the link above and read the essay. The essay will serve as a template and a series of exercises that we will perform in class over the duration of the semester.

Feel free to react and respond to the essay in the comments section below. What did you find useful? Did anything stand out? Please explain.

 

The Campus Writing Center.

It is highly advised that all students contact the writing center on campus to have their final research and thesis papers evaluated. You can do this with your current drafts as well.

The Writing Center is located in Humanities Hall, 2nd floor, room 202.

Contact them by Phone: 516-299-2732

Contact them by E-mail: Post-WC@liu.edu

Keep in mind that end of semester is near, please contact them today to make an appointment!

Writing center url – http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/CLAS/Resources/Writing-Center/Contact-Us

Guest Artist Lecture :: Martynka Wawrzyniak

Class-with-Martynka

On Tuesday 11/24/15 artist Martynka Wawrzyniak came to LIU Post to speak & present to our class. Martynka gave a great time line based presentation about her work both past and present. She presented her work directly from her website. (There is much more to discover via her site so please further investigate when you can!)

Martynka led a group critique and spent time speaking with students that had presented a piece of their current work to the class.

Students can leave their reactions below in the comments section.

What did you think of Martynka’s work?

Do you have a favorite piece or project?

Do you resonate with her ideas? If so, how?

How do her initial ideas play a role in how her works will be presented and displayed?

You can contact Martynka via her website here.

Contemporary Artist Collaboration References

This is a series of resources to investigate both during our class time on 11/10 and on your own outside of class. In the comment section below please add feedback and or a list of your favorite artistic collaborations,

Robert Rauschenberg and Jean Tinguely –

http://flavorwire.com/401577/the-10-most-memorable-artist-collaborations/3

Andy Warhol & Jean Michel Basquiat –

http://www.warhol.org/education/resourceslessons/Jean-Michel-Basquiat/

http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/april-21-2012–jean-michel-basquiat

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hannahelliott/2012/06/28/warhol-basquiat-piece-sets-world-record-at-phillips/

Matthew Barney & Bjork – 

NY Times Article –  http://nyti.ms/1gC6e4r

Watch the full version of Drawing Restrain 9 here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1hpicwniLs

Artist Collaborations with Fashion –

http://www.complex.com/style/2013/04/the-50-best-artist-collaborations-in-fashion/keith-haring-foundation-x-tommy-hilfiger

Interesting Article on Artistic Collaboration from 2012 –

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/07/does-artistic-collaboration-ever-work/260319/

Thesis Format & Template Skeleton

In our class on 9/8/15 we began talking about the formatting for writing the MFA thesis paper. How does this paper differ from traditional research based papers?

MFA students that will be graduating in May will need to turn in their final thesis by the end of this December 2015. First and second year MFA and MA students will have the opportunity to simulate the structure of the thesis paper by generating a research based paper into their current work with the intention of also mounting an exhibition. (This is great practice for the real paper and exhibition)

Format: (open to hacks and re-construction)

What is default? Where do you stand?

1. Description / Abstract: Introduction. A detailed description of the body of work that you will be discussing and planning to exhibit.

2. Process, Materials and Methods: Descriptions of your working process, techniques, and the materials used to generate the art that you create. Why have you selected these specific materials and techniques to communicate your ideas? How do these choices effect how the viewer will receive your work?

3. Resources and References: Historical influences, artists, art movements, databases, and any other form of related influence. How have your references influenced your work, ideas, and decision making process as an artist?

4. Exhibition Simulation: How will you be mounting your exhibition? Why have you selected this particular composition? How will your installation effect the space itself? A floor plan sketch to accompany the proposed composition.

5. Reflection: What have you learned over the course of your graduate program? How has the program influenced your work and how you communicate as an artist? What skills will you apply directly into your professional practice?

*This format is a basic synopsis of what we discussed. It is an ongoing process.

Let us continue adding to the formula in the commenting area below.

*A Thesis Statement exercise / discussion will be worked on in class this coming Tuesday 9/23.

ART 550 at LIU Post – Class Blog – Fall 2015

Welcome  Students!

Our first class begins on Tuesday 9/8/15 at 5 PM in Humanities room 117.

This blog is an ongoing continuation for both current students, as well as recently graduated students who have taken this course. Reacting and responding for currently enrolled students is mandatory. Alumni and those who have already taken the course are encouraged to participate and share with us!

You are welcome to share resources, links, news and events that apply to our course criteria as well as anything that you feel would help your fellow art students!

Ryan