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Response Guide Spring 2013

January 22, 2013

Response Guide Spring 2013


January 22, 2013


  1. + + Experiencing Art Local+Regional+Global Responses Throughout the semester, you

    should be personally responding to art-related issues you may encounter in class, locally, or in the world at large. Your response portfolio will consist of at least three short (1-1½ page) responses. A response should answer the following questions: What did you experience? (Give a brief summary of what you saw/did.) What did you think about this experience? (Personally reflect on what you saw/did.) How might your experience apply to the subjects addressed in this class? The following guide is meant to give you the range opportunities you have to experience and respond to art on the campus, local, regional or global level.
  2. 2 Last Fridays Unexpected Happenings @ DAM First Fridays: Free

    admission to Museo De Las Americas Art Walks: Art Districts of Santa Fe First Saturdays: Free admission to Denver Art Museum Second Saturdays: Art Walk and Open Studies at Wazee Union Events 1 Campus Each Semester, CAM (College of Arts and Media) the universities of Auraria Campus (UCD, Metro, CCD) hosts a wide range of speakers, films, shows related to arts. During the fall 2012 semester, these opportunities include: 02.22 12:00-2:00 PM Vincent van Gogh As Seen by a Physician (Lecture)| Tivoli 442 02.26 7:00 PM Step Afrika (dance recital) | King Center Recital Hall 03.01 12:00-1:30 PM Dr. Tess Jones (Lecture)| Tivoli 542 03.01 All Day Clothesline Project (Event) | Tivoli Multicultural Lounge 03.06-03.09 7:30 PM Bitten by a Snake (Play)| CU Denver Studio Theater | King Center 03.13 11:00 AM-1:00 PM World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War with Max Brooks (Lecture) | Tivoli Turnehalle 2 03.14 CU Denver Student Exhibition | Emmanuel Gallery 03.14 7:00-8:30 PM Photographer Alec Soth (Lecture)| Recital Hall 03.21 7:00-10:00 PM Performing Iron II: Live Iron Pour (Performance) Arts Building Loading Dock 04.13 9:00-11:00 AM Art History Symposium| King Center Recital Hall 05.06 2013 BFA Exhibition | Redline Gallery Local There art a lot of opportunities to experience art in the downtown area within walking distance of campus. Monthly there are free days at museums on the first Fridays (Museo De Las Americas) and Saturdays (Denver Art Museum). On the 2nd Saturday of every month there is an art walk and open studios at Wazee Union. Now-03.24 Laura Letinsky Still Life Photographs, 1997-2002 | DAM + 3 Now-09.08 Rocky Mountain Majesty | DAM 02.07 7:00 PM Jeanne Liotta and Ka Chun Yu (Gallery Talk) | CPAC Now-04.28 Design by Colorado| McNichols Civic Center Building Now-05.12 Clyfford as Colorist| Clyfford Still Museum 03.07 6:30 PM Why is it Easy to Hate Contemporary Art | RMCAD Regional Now-03.24 Kerry Cannon: Alchemy | Andrew J. Mackey Gallery | Boulder 03.16-17 Ice Worlds and Their Fossils | Colorado School of Mines | Green Center | Golden 04.06-06.30 Edgar Degas: the Private Impressionist| Foothills Art Center| Golden For More Events: denver.org/events/visual-art, denverarts.org, westword.com, http://www.artdistrictonsantafe.com/ camarts.org/events, cuart.colorado.edu
  3. 3 Visiting Artist Matt Toole Performing Iron: Iron Pour Festival

    Sculptor and iron performance artist Matt Toole in collaboration with CU Denver Sculpture program. Events: Workshop on bonded sand molds TBA Arts Building 167.1 – free materials for UCD students Lecture by Visiting Artist Matt Toole Thursday, March 21 6:30pm King Center Recital Hall Live Pour Thursday, March 21 7:00 - 10:00pm Arts Building Loading Dock Plaza COST: Lecture & Performance FREE and open to the public Free parking available in the Seventh Street Garage (7SG) with ticket stub or voucher: http://www.ahec.edu/kingcenter/dir ections This event gathers the local Denver sculpture arts community, CU Denver students, and lovers of the iron pour spectacle with nationally renowned sculptor and iron performance artist Matthew Toole. Toole will not only direct the iron pour much like a conductor directs a symphony but will present a visual evolution of creation through destruction while watching solid iron melt into a new formation before your eyes.
  4. 4 Matthew Jackson | Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 Jackson

    uses a wide variety of media ranging from scorched wood, molten lead, mother-of-pearl, precious metals, Formica, to found objects like prosthetic limbs, axe handles and posters, and personal effects such as his old band t-shirts. The materials resonate with symbolism, combining apocalyptic elements with the fruits of new technologies, historical imagery with contemporary signifiers. Walid Raad | Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30 Lebanese born, New York-based photographer, Raad is a contemporary media artist and Associate Professor of Art in The Cooper Union. His work includes video, photography and literary essays. Raad is the recipient of the 2011 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in photography for being one of the most original and singular contemporary artists using photography. Diana Thater | Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 Thater’s work explores the temporal qualities of video and film while literally expanding it into space. She is best known for her site-specific installations in which she manipulates architectural space through forced interaction with projected images and tinted light, such as knots + surfaces. This event is presented in collaboration with the 9th Annual Brakhage Center Symposium taking place March 15th, 16th, and 17th 2013. Please visit our website for more information: www.brakhagecenter.org. Maria Fusco | Tuesday April 2 at 6:30 Ms. Fusco is an art critic, editor, lecturer and fiction writer who interrogates the phenomenon of writing about art, writing about writing and art about writing, but primarily she is interested in is what she describes as “writing with art”. She is the Director of Writing at Goldsmiths College. The Visiting Artist Program has been a vital component of the Department of Art and Art History since 1972 and is one of the oldest programs of its kind. Each year, a diverse group of 8-10 nationally and internationally recognized artists are invited to CU to present their work and ideas to a large audience of students, faculty, and community members. All lectures in this series are free and open to the public. All lectures are held at the Visual Arts Center Lecture Hall 1B20. For more information, please contact Valerie Albicker at (303) 492-2539. Visiting Artist Program (CU Boulder) Matthew Jackson Walid Raad Diana Thater
  5. 5 Visiting Scholars Program (CU Boulder) The Visiting Scholar Program

    is organized to explore the discipline of art history—its cultural connections, its methodological pursuits, and its changing nature—by focusing extensively on the research and insights of individual academic experts. Three to five highly regarded art historians and/or art critics speak at a public lecture presenting current research and published papers. During their week long visit they work closely with graduate students enrolled in the visiting scholar seminar class. James Elkins | January 29 “Unresolved Issues in the Worldwide Spread of Art History” In the last decade the question of art history’s global reach—or lack of it—has appeared as an inescapable topic for art history. As the discipline of art history wakens to the possibility of worldwide art historical writing, it also becomes more seriously engaged with postcolonial theory, critical theory, anthropology, visual studies, cultural studies, and subaltern studies, all of which have been intermittently or continuously interested in art practices outside of Europe and North America. Often there’s a hope that definitively different traditions of writing about art might coexist in an increasingly globalized world. This lecture reports on the some recent attempts to understand how art’s history is written around the world, including the Clark Art Institute’s Mellon project to study world art histories; book Is Art History Global?; the book World Art Studies; the 2007 Stone Summer Theory Institute Art and Globalization; and conferences in Beijing from 2010 to 2012. Gerardo Mosquera | February 26 “Infinite Islands: Art, Internationalization and Cultural Dynamics” This talk will analyze problems of art and culture in the context of contemporary internationalized art circuits by delving into the tensions between cultural homogenization and the opposite action of new cultural subjects who are diversifying the international art practice. New epistemological grounds for contemporary artistic discourses and practices will be discussed as they pertain to the plural construction of an international art and its language by a plurality of new artistic subjects who move in and out of local and global spheres, and who operate from the differences more than in their differences. Jerome Silbergeld | March 19 “Chinese Photography: Documentation as Art” Documentary photographs led the way to the artistic recognition and museum collecting of photography in the West. More than a half century later, Chinese “avant-garde photography” has become internationally popular and yet China’s documentary photography has only just now begun to gain recognition. Why this contrast? Do Chinese museums regard photography differently than Western museums do? Do Chinese photographers see China differently than their Western counterparts do? And what does politics have to do with it all? This talk is based on the first major exhibition by Chinese documentary photographers held in America, curated by Professor Silbergeld at the China Institute in New York City. Tim Barringer | April 9 “Broken Pastoral and the English Folk” This paper examines the revived interest in folk culture in late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain, exploring the relationships between ethnography, musicology and the study of historical arts and crafts. It places within this matrix the work of photographers, painters and composers, who derived both motifs and models for avant-garde artistic identity from the study of the rural poor. I contend that the aesthetic potency of visual and musical compositions drawing on folk sources lay in the widespread acknowledgement of the imminent disappearance of folk culture in the face of modernity and mechanized warfare. Under consideration are the photographer P.H.Emerson, painters George Clausen, Henry Herbert La Thangue and Augustus John, the gardener and writer Gertrude Jekyll, ethnographer E.B. Tylor, and composers Sir Hubert Parry, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Percy Grainger.
  6. 6 Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the

    Land February 10, 2013 – April 28, 2013 Hamilton Building - Level 1 | Included in general admission The exhibition brings to light a relatively unknown aspect of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art and thinking—her deep respect for the diverse and distinctive cultures of northern New Mexico. The exhibition features 53 O’Keeffe works including 15 rarely seen pictures of different Hopi katsina tihu, along with examples of these types of figures. Chronicling her artwork created in New Mexico, the exhibition explores O’Keeffe’s paintings of New Mexico’s Hispanic and Native American architecture, cultural objects, and her New Mexico landscapes. Georgia O’Keeffe, Ram's Head, Blue Morning Glory, 1938. Oil on canvas; 20 x 30 in. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Gift of The Burnett Foundation. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
  7. 7 TEDTalks Short Conversations about Art & Culture 1 TED

    (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a non-profit organization dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” They bring together leading and up and coming scientists, artists and thinkers to speak about their work and how it applies to contemporary society. The content of these 10-30 minute talks range over a wide variety of topics and approaches. This includes a lot of talks pertaining to the arts and how it intersects with science, technology, and contemporary social issues. A variety of these talks are available free to download from the TED website or iTunes in audio or video format. Some talks include: ✚ Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to Birth Visualized (2010) ✚ Charlie Todd: The Shared Experience of Absurdity (2011) ✚ Ben Kacyra: Anicent Wonders Captured in 3-D (2011) 2 ✚ Aparna Rao: High-Tech Art (with a sense of humor (2011) ✚ Beatrice Coron: Stories Cur from Paper (2011) ✚ Nathalie Miebach: Art Made of Storms (2011) ✚ Jae Rhim Lee: My Mushroom Burial Suit (2011) ✚ Richard Seymour: How Beauty Feels (2011) ✚ Sunni Brown: Doodlers, Unite! (2011) ✚ Kate Hartman: The Art of Wearable Communication (2011) ✚ Sarah Kaminsky: My Father the Forger (2010) ✚ Monika Bulaj: The Hidden Light of Afghanistan (2011) ✚ Raghava KK: Shake up your Story (2011) ✚ Alwar Balasubramaniam: Art of Substance and Absence (2010) Many more talks available at www.ted.com/talks/tags/art
  8. 8 + Museums and Galleries Denver Art Museum | 100

    W 14th Ave Pkwy | denverartmuseum.org MCA Denver | 1485 Delgany St. | mcadenver.org Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art | 1311 Pearl St. | kirklandmuseum.org Redline | 2350 Arapahoe St. | redlineart.org Walker Fine Art | 300 W 11th Ave | walkerfineart.com RULE Gallery | 3340 Walnut Street | rulegallery.com Mizel Museum | 400 S Kearney St. | mizelmuseum.org Gallery 1261 | 1261 Delaware St. | gallery1261.com David Cook Fine Art | 1637 Wazee St. | davidcookfineart.com Camera Obscura Gallery | 1309 Bannock St. | cameraobscuragallery.com Mudhead Gallery | 555 17th St. #170 | mudheadgallery.net Museo De Las Americas | 861 Santa Fe Drive | museo.org Patrick Jolly Fine Art | 1615 California St. #205 | Michele Mosko Fine Art | 136 W 12th Ave. | michelmoskofineart.com Sandy Carson Gallery Ltd. | 760 Santa Fe Drive | vanstraatengallery.com Robischon Gallery | 1740 Wazee Street | robischongallery.com Amy Dixon Fine Art | 1084 Gaylord St. | amydixonfineart.com Visit Map at: http://maps.google. com/maps/ms?msid=21050417835 Denver Art Museum | Free Admission First Saturday of Every Month.
  9. 9 Media Films, Videos, and Multimedia Films Artist Biopics: Artemisia,

    Girl with a Pearl Earring, Frida, Pollock, Bride of the Wind, Camille Claudel, Caravaggio, Desperate Romantics, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Lust For Life, Fur, Goya’s Ghosts, Art Documentaries: My Kid Could Paint That, Exit Through the Gift Shop, The Art of the Steal, Wasteland, Herb & Dorothy, Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, Helvetica, Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?, I Shot Andy Warhol, How Art Made the World, Simon Schama’s Power of Art, Art & Copy, + Videos Youtube Channels: Artists Space, Brooklyn Museum, MoMA, banskyfilm, walkerartcenter, metmuseum, ArtBabble, TedxTalks, RSAorg, Smithsonian Videos, Beth Harris – Art History, TateChannel, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Youtube Videos: Animated Bayeaux Tapestry, Women in Art, Jackson Pollock 51, Un Chien Andalou, On Hulu: Art:21, Great Museums Television, The Skin Quilt Project, PressPausePlay, Moving Art, Art in Exile, Multimedia Internet Art: Whitney Artport, Rhizome, Media Art Net, net-art, 99 Rooms, 0100101110101101.org, Jackson Pollock, nm330, F.A.T., SFMOMA 010101, bewitched.com, Interactive Art Projects: PostSecret, Paint Cam, Bitter Melon, DOCA Interactive, Other Resources: smarthistory, GoogleArtProject, New York Times – Arts and Design,
  10. 10 + Lawrence Argent, I See What You Mean, Colorado

    Convention Center, 2005 Convention Centers are supposed to be bland, sterile corporate spaces. But the Colorado Convention Center bucks that trend in a variety of ways. Case in point: “I See What You Mean,” AKA the giant blue bear sculpture peeking into the center’s lobby. The 40-foot high bear, which injects a welcome sense of fun and playfulness into the convention center experience, is the creation of local artist Lawrence Argent. It was installed just a few years ago in 2005, but has quickly become a bona fide Mile High icon – and a can’t-miss photo op for tourists and locals alike. VISIT DENVER spoke with Argent about the role of public art, blue bears and more. Source. Jonathan Borofsky, Dancers, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 2003 "Dancers" was permanently installed in front of the Denver Performing Arts Complex on June 12, 2003. It is a 25-ton steel and fiberglass sculpture. Mounted around the circular base of the sculpture (at ground level) are 5 speakers, which continuously play the song "Let's Dance". "Let's Dance" was composed, performed and recorded by Jonathan Borofsky and Samuel Conlogue at Infusion Studios in Portland, Maine. The sculpture was commissioned by the people of the City and County of Denver, in conjunction with the Mayor's Commission on Art, Culture, and Film, and the Denver Art, Culture and Film Foundation. Source. Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Wheel, Acoma Plaza, DAM, 2005 Inspired by Native American architectural forms and the Big Horn medicine wheel in Wyoming, Wheel is composed of ten tree forms arranged in a circular shape that is fifty feet in diameter. The trees are aligned to the summer solstice—on June 21, the sun rises in an opening to the east between the first and last trees…In addition to the tree forms, the sculpture incorporates a curved exterior wall of the museum, where the Cheyenne words nah-kev-ho-eyea-zim appear in raised letters. The phrase means “We are always returning back home again.” Source. Douglas Kornfeld, Welcome, Denver Civic Center Bus Station, 2002 "Welcome!" depicts two hands reaching out to shake hands. Each of the 3400 hand- made tiles has an individual figure glazed onto its surface. The mural symbolizes the moment when a passenger is transformed from an anonymous traveler, by a greeting, into a unique person at the beginning or end of a journey. Source. For more local works of public art: Denver Public Art Guide Public Art in Denver Since 1988, the Denver Public Art Program has installed over 150 works of public art in and around downtown Denver. From murals to statues to large interactive works, the public art of Denver is diverse and multifaceted drawing local and national attention. Here are a few of the most noteworthy works.
  11. + Inter— ACT! Other Opportunities to Experience and Respond Throughout

    the semester, I will be pointing out other opportunities for you to do a response pertaining to the material of the lecture. Find something interesting that you would like to respond to? DO IT! I am pretty flexible about your responses as long as you can justify it with the structure of this class. As long as it relates in some way to the visual arts, I will probably allow it. If you are unsure whether a response will work, you can always ask me. What is most important is that find ways to make the arts relevant to your interests and experiences!