Episode 2 is live! Meet artist Chicago-based artist Deb Sokolow and receive your assignment to do a stakeout!
EPISODE 02 INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Find an interesting or intriguing object.
2. Place the object in a public spot where people can interact with it.
3. Pick a location to observe these interactions, and observe the interactions.
4. Document what happens. You can do this however you’d like, using photos, video, text, drawings, or anything else.
5. Upload your documentation and share it online using whatever social media platforms you prefer, being sure to tag it with #theartassignment so we can find it. Your response to the assignment may be included in a future episode!
Learn more about Deb’s work here: http://debsokolow.com
Listen to a great interview with her here: http://badatsports.com/2013/deb-sokolow-interview/
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This is a good one. Trying to figure out what my own stakeout is going to be…
Might try this!
25th February 2014
Spent two fantastic days in London: Martin Creed at the Hayward and then trying to educate two friends at the Tate Modern!
Martin Creed was amazing; so many ideas and crazy thoughts creating such an eclectic exhibition. His work seems to cross so many of the modern art movements. He explores minimalist ideas with ready-made objects, abstract mark making with different mediums, videos depicting human and canine ‘acts’; there are sounds pieces, light pieces and together all the works create a massive cacophony of art.
I spent a couple of hours doing a ‘prep visit’ to the Tate Modern having not been to the permanent collections. The work is presented in a series of four ‘hubs’ based on a specific theme. This is then developed to include artists, who have reacted for or against the main theme. It is quite hard to follow the process through, but there are amazing pieces in each hub and every type of experience of Modern Art making is available to the audience.
I felt I had stepped back into my teacher life - I even had a lesson plan and visual aids!! I guided my two friends through each hub, having picked out specific pieces that I thought reflected specific genres within modern art. i think they enjoyed the day and I hope they have a better understanding of the contexts and concepts of Modern Art!!