Friday, 01 May 2020
LESSON 01 / CURATING THE DOMESTIC LECTURE
__ to think about curating and the home in various ways
__ to create curatorial projects in your home
__ to reconsider your domestic space as a creative one
LECTURE DESCRIPTION /
We will start off by looking at how art, curators and the domestic have crossed paths in the past.
Firstly we examine a very short art history of art in the home to get us thinking about where it started / comes from and to reflect on imagery we are probably familiar with. This will help us question our contemporary thoughts on art in the home.
We will then look at curators who have exhibited the domestic somehow in a contemporary art gallery. This will help us contextualise a link between our own spaces and the public gallery space.
Finally, we will discover examples of art projects that have happened in a domestic space. The aim of this third section will be to inspire you to re-look at your own domestic space with exhibition potential.
LECTURE RESOURCES /
PDF of lecture: Curating the Domestic Lecture 1
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION /
__ Explore your domestic space.
__ Find a place / surface / space within your home that inspires, provokes thought or that you are intrigued by.
__ Curate between 1 – 4 exhibitions in this space. The works exhibited could be your own work, found objects, artworks you own. Or the way you chose to document the space could be the artwork – through photography, writing, poetry, sound etc.
__ Upload onto the forum 1 – 3 images (5MB max each) of each of your exhibitions with a max150 words description of what we’re looking at for example, who the work is by / what the work is / made of / about / inspired by / questioning / provoking etc.
All work must be submitted by Tuesday 05 May @ noon EST / 17.00 GMT and all students must check back and comment on each other’s work by end of play Wednesday. Professor Charlie Levine will comment on Thursday 06 May.