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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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Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez-Pena

In addition to James Luna’s Artifact Piece that we discussed in class, another groundbreaking early 1990s performance that interrogates ethnographic display of humans is Coco Fusco & Guillermo Gomez-Pena’s The Year of the White Bear. “In March 1992, performance artist … Continue reading

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Carrie Mae Weems at Guggenheim

Now on view at the Guggenheim Museum, New York: Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video “Carrie Mae Weems is a socially motivated artist whose works invite contemplation of race, gender, and class. Increasingly, she has broadened her … Continue reading

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Adrian Piper – “Cornered” video installation (documentation)

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Learn About the Art of Kara Walker

1. Watch the Art21 (PBS) segment on Kara Walker at this link: http://www.art21.org/videos/episode-stories 2. Read about Kara Walker’s biography, techniques, and themes: http://learn.walkerart.org/karawalker/Main/IntroductionToThemes from the exhibition Kara Walker: My Complement, My Oppressor, My Enemy, My Love, the artist’s first major museum exhibition … Continue reading

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Field Trip to New Haven

We will be viewing: 1970s Photorealism exhibition plus the modern and contemporary collection at the Yale University Art Gallery. Please read the review of the 1970s Photorealism exhibition in the New York Times, Feb. 6, 2014. “Reliable Tension” exhibition on … Continue reading

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John Cage’s Water Walk on TV show “I’ve Got a Secret”

John Cage’s “Water Walk” (1960)

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Fluxus music performance: George Brecht’s Drip Music

George Brecht’s “Drip Music” (1959-61)

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