Monthly Archives: May 2014

Brooklyn Museum Exhibition: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Situated on the first floor of the Brooklyn Museum, Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties serves to paint a rich picture of the Civil Rights movement through the display of mixed media of black artists of the era.  … Continue reading

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Ed Ruscha on Renaissance and Baroque Works in the Frick Collection

Ed Ruscha, the famous contemporary artist, recently gave a talk on Renaissance and Baroque works on display in the Frick Collection in New York City. It is interesting to learn how Ruscha sees art historical styles, and pushes us to … Continue reading

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Oral Fixation

Julia Randall’s exhibition Oral Fixation, at Wesleyan University’s Davison Art Center, displays both natural forms in an vacuous context, stunting their authentic character and ushering in an almost repulsive aura, and surreal forms, which intertwine her work with both social … Continue reading

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Ed Ruscha on the Highline

Even though Ed Ruscha didn’t make Vanity Fair’s list for top six living artists, he is nevertheless an important figure in the trajectory of art of the past four decades. I suggest that everyone who is in New York City … Continue reading

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Vanity Fair’s “The Six Greatest Living Artists”

In December of this past year, the magazine Vanity Fair published an article on the best living artists in today’s contemporary art world. The results were compiled based on poll data from the top artists, curators, art historians and related … Continue reading

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“Farm Fresh Art” by Liena Vayzman

Liena Vayzman’s article “Farm Fresh Art: Food, Art, Politics and the Blossoming of Social Practice” that we discussed in class today is available here.

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Final Exam May 15 at 7pm

FINAL EXAM IS THURSDAY MAY 15, 7-10PM as per Wesleyan official exam schedule

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Art in 2014

Although it is difficult to identify trends in art that is currently being made today, several themes can be noted. Firstly art of today is still responding to the globalization and digitization of the world, but in increasingly nuanced ways, … Continue reading

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Rothko in Mad Men

Mad Men is a period piece television series that takes place from the 1950s to the 1970s that tells the stories of the employees of an advertising agency and weaves in historical events, politics, and trends of the era.  In … Continue reading

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