Yesterday’s Class

Thanks for the rousing class discussion over the notions of “exhibition” and “mediation.” ┬áHere is a link to a website called Sedef’s Corner that shows images of exhibitions from the 18th and 19th Centuries. If you have visited art museums or galleries, you will notice a marked difference between how works are shown today and how they were displayed in previous periods.

Art exhibition, Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1748- 1890. From http://www.sedefscorner.com/2011/03/salon-different-artistic-styles-from.html

Art exhibition, Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1748- 1890. From http://www.sedefscorner.com/2011/03/salon-different-artistic-styles-from.html

A special thank you Kate who captured the words that you all provided in our talk about personal goals for exhibitions. You said that exhibitions should “incite” the following responses:

  • Aesthetic
  • Educational
  • Emotional
  • Introspective
  • Engagement with the Unknown
  • Interest in reproducing the experience
  • Curiosity
  • Persuasive
  • Call to Action
  • Desire to Pull Together a/the Community
  • Passion
  • Reflection
  • Engagement with the Sublime
  • Cerebral
  • Innovative
  • Immersive
  • Preservation/documentation
  • Motivation

You should be thinking of how these ideas can be applied to Game Changers.

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