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Part Four – Assignment 4: Reflection on tutor’s feedback and tutorial

Here my reflection on tutor report and tutorial for assignment 4 submission. The overall evaluation of my essay: Overall appraisal: My tutor acknowledged my assignment essay as a good assignment work => I am satisfied that my efforts and wider interrogation of the subject matter of the work of Michael Asher came across as a good approach. I didn’t focus…

Part Five – Assignment 5: Brainstorm and Outline

In what ways do video installations differ from films shown in a cinema? List the physical differences and use these as evidence to explain the differences in experience and aesthetic appreciation. Think about the environment as well as the immediate space in which a film is shown. Consider the types of film and select an example for more detailed discussion.…

Part Four – Assignment 4: Self-Evaluation

My self-evaluation against the assessment criteria Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding Broad and comparative understanding of subject content, knowledge of the appropriate historical, intellectual, cultural or institutional contexts. With part three in the back, I was more prepared to tackle part four with the challenging topic of difference. Reading primary materials especially…

Part Four – Assignment 4: The Art of Difference and the Difference of Art

Given the nature of difference-in-itself, or what we have referred to as theoretical difference, it would be an error to say that it appears in some works and not others. It would also be an error to think that difference was the only thing a work had to offer. However, with some caution and a little licence, we can show…

Part Four – Assignment 4: Refining Argumentation

Assignment task: Given the nature of difference-in-itself, or what we have referred to as theoretical difference, it would be an error to say that it appears in some works and not others. It would also be an error to think that difference was the only thing a work had to offer. However, with some caution and a little licence, we…

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Part Four – Assignment 4: Difference in perspectives and finding potential

Given the nature of difference-in-itself, or what we have referred to as theoretical difference, it would be an error to say that it appears in some works and not others. It would also be an error to think that difference was the only thing a work had to offer. However, with some caution and a little licence, we can show…

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Preparation A4: Michael Asher Claire Copley Gallery, 1974

Claire Copley Gallery, 1974 Related to my previous researches on Asher’s other works and context of Minimal Art, conceptual art and institutional critique. The removal of the partition wall between exhibition space and space of operations, the restoration of one integrated gallery space with display standards (i.e. all walls white, no discontinuity visible) but without and artworks on display, and…

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Preparation A4 – Space, conceptual art and institutional critique

Michael Asher’s work in the Claire Copley Gallery (1974) addressed the gallery space as artwork from a perceptual and a social context perspective. As seen before it is important for the reception of any artwork to consider the historical context as well as the social and art theory context of his time. Otherwise, when looking backwards one may be biased…

Preparation A4 – Michael Asher’s works and key concepts

Asher’s Work in the 1970s Michael Asher (1943- 2012), an American Conceptual Artist from Los Angeles, was and is considered as one of the founder of ‘Institutional Critique’.  A. Fraser (2011) looked specifically at the context of artists as Daniel Buren, Hans Haacke, Marcel Broodthaers, and Michael Asher and their influence of the conceptual critique of Modernist institutions. Asher’s works…

Part Four – Assignment 4: Brainstorm and Outline

After I decided which artwork I was going to use for my assignment, I went similar to my previous assignment through a step-by-step approach. Here my brainstorming results with some phrasing of concepts and working thesis for my essay: The paradox of difference – Artworks and institutions     and as pdf Main aspects related to difference: Institutational critique: difference…

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Part Four – Preparation for Assignment 4: Research and Refining selection

Based on my initial brainstorming, outline and further reading here my plan for argumentation What do I know of the six image? Before selecting the one for my essay I am going to look at all six artworks in chronological order, perhaps to see certain development in art history. Images collected for A4 on my Pinterest board for this assignment (https://www.pinterest.com/sjschaffeld/uvc-a4/):…

Part Three – Assignment 3: Reflection on tutor’s feedback and tutorial

Overall evaluation: Today, after receiving a short and comprehensive formative feedback, I had a video tutorial with my tutor. My tutor annotated my essay with, as he described it, ‘provocative rather than critical’ comments and questions. The main point is ‘to raise competing ideas wherever possible to keep my thinking’ going. I am very glad for such thought-provoking input. Not…

Part Four – Preparation for Assignment 4: Understanding question

Given the nature of difference-in-itself, or what we have referred to as theoretical difference, it would be an error to say that it appears in some works and not others. It would also be an error to think that difference was the only thing a work had to offer. However, with some caution and a little licence, we can show…

Part Three – Assignment 3: Self Evaluation

My self-evaluation against the assessment criteria Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding. Broad and comparative understanding of subject content, knowledge of the appropriate historical, intellectual, cultural or institutional contexts. I continued my research approach from part 2 and to read around the course work, looking at current topics in newspapers and journal as…

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Assignment 3: Allegory of the Cave – Final

Here my final assignment essay about the validity of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave total word count (without content list, header, header quotes, footnotes, and bibliography) : 1593   as pdf document: pdf     Reflection: After my draft essay, peer review and some further thoughts I decided to completely re-write my essay. I kep a few aspects from my…

Assignment 3 Preparation: Refining argumentation

Based on feedback received (Peer review reflection) on my draft essay and with deeper reflection on what I want to say (position statements). Alongside the need for ruthless editing down and also to reject aspects that I personally find intriguing but not the most relevant,  I refined my statement, conclusion and argumentation. As planned in my reflection: Starting my with position…

Assignment 3: Peer review and reflection on responses

I posted my draft essay for peer review and received valuable and diverse feedback. The forum thread is available from: https://discuss.oca-student.com/t/draft-essay-for-uvc-assignment-3/5453?u=stefan513593 Some feedbacks were direct, some indirect, some did reflect themselves  on the question, and some were inspired to read even Plato’s text.  I very much appreciated having this opportunity and I am grateful for those people who took the time…

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Assignment 3 Preparation: Developing arguments – draft state

The assignment task was to review the relevance of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave in today’s society. I looked at a wider scope of Plato’s motivation and Platonism in a cultural and philosophical background. Possible ways of answering where provided in the course material (guidance or restrictions?) by living in the dark, collective manipulation and resemblance of shadows with television…

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Preparation A3 – Allegory of the Cave

My working thesis Reality perception a question of power  I looked at Plato and The Republic alongside the Simile of the Sun and the Divided Line in a previous post Here I will take the essence from the Allegory of the Cave, as part of my brainstorming and initial essay outline I read it once. I figured out that through…

Preparation A3 – Plato and a dualistic philosophy / The Republic

Plato (around 428  BC – around 348 BC) was student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle and founder of the Academy in Athens. I wanted to understand more about the motivation and rationale behind Plato’s Politeia (The Republic). What was the background for him and what the idea that made him to write the Allegory of the Cave? As Deleuze…

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Preparation A3 – Representation (2)

Based on my previous reflections on Representation I researched more and read Mitchell’s argumentation on iconology (Mitchell, 1987) as I find it most relevant in understanding Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. How do we make image of objects? What is representation, what imagination, what illusion? How do we know what is real? It gave me some better understanding to see where…

Part Two – Assignment 2: Reflection on tutor’s feedback and tutorial

I received from my new tutor my annotated essay back with some heads-up questions to discuss in our upcoming tutorial. It seems that I improved my assignment  work and approach. Mostly good points but also open questions related to Modernist, Post-Modernist. I summarize here my reflection on annotated essay received as well as key bullet points from our tutorial. Overall,…

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Assignment 3: Brainstorming and Outline

Plato (Plátōn) 428/427 – 348/347 BC. Student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle, Plato was a Greek philosopher and founder of the ‘Academy in Athens’. Plato was a prolific intellectual who influenced Western philosophy, poltical theory, and even art till today. Aristotle, Aquinus and Kant would be on a similar level. The famous ‘Allegory of the Cave’ is part of book…

Part Two – Assignment 2: Self Evaluation

My self-evaluation against the assessment criteria Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding After the first part of this course I went through a learning curve in understanding how to address course work and assignment essay. Intense reading plan, not that I was not able to cover this completely, and interrogation with primary and secondary sources, books and journal, as well…

Part Two – Assignment 2: Plaster Surrogates

Look at Allan McCollum’s work Plaster Surrogates shown at the beginning of this chapter and explain its relationship to Modernist art and theory. To address this question you should first familiarize yourself with the work by looking at the different ways it is displayed in a gallery. Also give due consideration to the title as well as the medium and…

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Assignment 2 Preparation: Developing arguments – draft state

This part is based on my initial brainstorming and outline, my prepatory researches on Allan McCollum’s work, art history of the ‘Monochrome‘ and the relationship to today’s visual culture and appropriation of McCollum’s ‘Surrogates’. Further I leveraged my learning from the coursework of ‘Modernism Explained’ One way I do see the evolution of painting: from the Albertian perspective as painting…

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Assignment 2 Preparation: The Spectator and the Simulacra

Here I am collecting loosely found images and texts related to visual perception of pictures in social and cultural context, more related to today’s visual environment rather than the 1980s. Relating this to Allan McCollum’s ‘Surrogates’ in a kind of visual confirmation of the alienated appeal of pictures as a situational background ‘noise’. In context of my earlier reference –…

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Assignment 2 Preparation: Monochrome in Art History

Part of the assignment is looking at the relationship of Allan McCollum’s ‘Surrogates’ and the monochrome painting that were created since Kazimir Malevich’s ‘Black Square’, 1915. I am not looking at monochrome paintings that are done with one or two hues only or the grisaille technique that was essential as part of chiarosuro and ‘illusionstic’ painting in art history. Here…

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Assignment 2 Preparation: Allan McCollum, Surrogates and his time

In preparation of my assignment with Allan McCollum-s ‘Plaster Surrogates’ as subject matter I am looking here more into the artist McCollum and his time in art and culture. For this purpose, I created a Pinterest board with collection of Allan McCollum’s works as well as with other assignment relevant images (e.g. ‘Monochrome’, cultural images) I describe here in the…

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Assignment 2 Preparation: Brainstorming and Outline

“In the hyperreality of pure simulacra, then, there is no more imitation, duplication, or parody.” – Jean Baudrillard   Understanding the assignment question and brainstorming ideas and keywords: remark: with support Inspiration® template Online images of Allan McCollum ‘Plaster Surrogates’: available from : ‘Collection Of Forty Plaster Surrogates‘, 1982 ‘Collection of Two Hundred Plaster Surrogates‘, 1982/1983-85 ‘Plaster Surrogates‘, 1982/84. Installation: Cash/Newhouse…

Part One – Assignment 1: Self Evaluation

My self evaluation against the assessment criteria Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding During the exercises and assignment work I tried to look at different perspectives and how some others are seeing those topics. At the moment I do not having enough exposure to art theory to place my argumentation in a general context. However, because of my two previous and…

Part One – Assignment 1: The Innocent Eye or Perspective

Part A Look at the painting ‘The Innocent Eye Test’ by Mark Tansey (below). The phrase ‘the innocence of the eye’ was coined by the British critic John Ruskin in 1857: The whole technical power of painting depends on our recovery of what may be called the innocence of the eye; that is to say, of a sort of childish…