Tag: Art

Conceptual Art and Text – and what next

Questions Reading through the course material I got stuck with some questions and non-clear thoughts. I decided for a reading around the topics of conceptual art, minimal art, post-conceptual art and what we or the art world, consider as contemporary art. Some questions (page numbers referring to course material UVC, 2016): How can we differentiate between conceptual art as genre…

'Soulscape #022', (c) SJSchaffeld, 2013

Tracey Emin: Exploration of the Soul, 1994 – a personal reflection

Fellow student Catherine (#514913) brought to my attention the diaries by Tracey Emin in context of dealing with suffer, death and our reflection and feelings how we can (should, would) apply and use them of our own art making. Especially if those feelings are mediated through others e.g. patients. Tracey Emin (b. 1963) wrote 1994 over a time period of…

Notes: Speculative Realism and OOO – a new shift in Art?

In the last issue of Elephant magazine (issue 31, Summer 2017) was an demanding article by Ben Eastham about a new focus in art on objects and materiality in art. After the detour in the ‘virtual’, non-materiality of digital and internet world, ‘things’ and physical objects are considered again as the new contemporary expression. The author argued that collectors were…

Fig. 2: Martin Irvine: Visual Culture Map (2005-2011)- http://faculty.georgetown.edu/irvinem/CCT510/VisualCulture-TheoryMap-Disciplines.html

Part Three – Exercise 3.2: Art and/or Visual Culture

Do you think art is and will remain a distinct category or is it best seen as a species of visual culture? List reasons for and against a distinct category. How many ways could ‘best seen as’ be understood? Aesthetically, morally, socially? An academic overview: I do feel that Visual Culture as studies of humanities and social studies are related…