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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/