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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…

Parallel project: Further drawings on ‘Difference and Becoming’ (5)

After my smaller experiments on board with charcaol and shellac starting with abstract ground and eventually ended in discernible shapes and forms (with various responses from others) , I continued my journey on Deleuze’s path of exploring at larger scale (around 60-70 x 30 cm, thick matting paper). #07: Shellac and charcoal powder on paper (32 x 60 cm) – Fig.…

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…

Deleuze, Hegel, Difference and Master/Slave Dialectic – Confusion Entangled

On recognition  – a resolved confusion: Difference not as negation but as an unrecognized and unrecognizable difference, a difference affirmative in itself. – Deleuze (Williams, 2001:170) and Hegel stated further that (WIlliams, 2001:171): ‘Sublated contradiction is no abstract identity, for that is itself only one side of the contradiction. When we say that ground us the unity of identity and difference,…

Parallel project: Drawings related to Deleuze ‘Difference and Repetition’ (4)

Based on initial gound preparation I continued with differentiation. My further markings describing differences, between each other and in itself. Without any preconceived idea of form I followed intuitively the ‘voice’ of the ground.   All drawing in charcoal, and/or ink, and/or shellac and/or acrylic paint on baord 24x18cm:   What happened?  My initial undifferentiated grounds, with random marks through…

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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Parallel project: Communication with Jac Saorsa (3)

As mentioned in my earlier post, I found incidentally through TRACEY the work by Jac Saorsa, who worked on a project related to ‘Drawing out Deleuze’ and published a book (Narrating the catastrophe an artist’s dialogue with Deleuze and Ricoeur) as an interdisciplinary approach between art, humanities and philosophy. A book I got a copy and need to digest in…

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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/):…

More reflection on Deleuze and multiplicity of Ideas

My tutor suggested to read the essay by John Protevi, an esssay that the author called a ‘Preparing to learn’. Most of the aspects explored in the essay are not new to me and are a comprehensive summary of Deleuze Difference and Repetition. However, there were two points that seem to me important to capture: The underlying concept of multiplicity…

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Parallel project: First moves on the ‘rising ground’ (2)

Working with shellac solution (lac, self-made) , charcoal (powder and stick), black ink. Using decalcomania technique for ‘transfer of ground’. All work on canvas board or matting board. Deleuze speaks of raising the ground (see exercise) and the nomadic nomos, as the decentralized multiplicity of viewpoints, an ungrounded ‘chaos’ in the sense that there is not any longer one dictating…

Olkowski – Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation 

In parallel to my readind of Deleuze Differnce and Repetiton, I started to read Olkowski’s book on Deleuze and the ‘Ruin of Representation’. Ruin of Representation Not having read it yet completely, I was pleasant surprised to see how the author critically interrogates feminist critiques of Deleuze (and his co-writer at times Guattari) and suggests a different viewpoint in understanding…

'Drawing space', (c) StefanJSchaffeld, 2017

Deleuze: Difference and Repetition

In context of this part of the course and to understand better underlying theories and motivations, I decided to read, at least partly, some key texts by Gilles Deleuze (1925 – 1995). The following notes and reflections are based on Difference and Repetition (2017), focusing on the last chapter ‘Conclusion’. In parallel, I am reading Olkowski Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation,…

Firstness and Difference in Being

Initial challenge The course material (OCA, 2016, p.103) states that the first can only be compared if a second and third etc. is present, exists.  I am a bit confused by the argumentation and need therefore to reflect on this and to put it into context (of everyday life and theory of difference) The comparison of Newman text‘s of the ‘original…

The Primitive and the Authentic

Modern art and the primitive The course materials mentioned briefly the ‘primitive’ and the influence of it on Western modern art as a search for basics and simple authenticity. Tribal art and especially exotic tribal art was attractive to artists in the late 19th century. Inspired by anthropology, natural science e.g. Darwin, and circulation of Japanese wood prints artists as…

Part Four – Exercise 4.2: Newman Summary

Read the text of Newman’s essay in Art in Theory and write a short summary (200 words) http://art310-f11-hoy.wikispaces.umb.edu/file/view/The+First+Man+was+an+Artist Summary: Barnett Newman ‘The First Man was an Artist’, 1947 (Newman, 2003)  Newman argues against the expansion of science into a ‘theological way of life’ and criticizes science for its ignoring its roots of a scientific inquiry in finding proof through asking…

Minard, C. J. (1869) Cartes Figurative des Pertes successives en Hommes de l’Armée Francaise dans la campange de Russie 1812-13

Part Four – Exercise 4.1: Barr’s Information System

Look again at Alfred Barr’s chart for Cubism and Abstract Art and say briefly how it might be understood as information in a system. Briefly compare it to Minard’s map (previous). Barr’s chart is an infographic of Abstract Art built on symbolic words for avant-garde art movements that are compared and contrasted by similarities and distinctions. The system is language…

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Meaning and Difference

I already figured out that some aspects will be challenging in this part. Reading through the course material once, making notes and preparing the next exercise, I stumbled over a few statements in the course material that I really didn’t understand well. A few quotes (Open College of the Arts, 2016): ‘Resemblance accounts for difference by degree – visual difference,…

Part Four – Exercise 4.0: Compare and Contrast

Look at the two paintings above and account for their similarities and differences in three columns – one for each artist – Millet and van Gogh – either side of a column for similarities. Indicate the differences by underlining the appropriate description in the outer columns.   Jean-François Millet (1814 – 1875) was a French painter and founder of the…

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 Four – Difference – initial confrontation

What is difference? Blue is not red and you are not me. But is that all how we can define difference? Dictionaries consider as synonyms for difference words as: distinction, dissimilarities, dissimilitude, distance, contrast, disagreement, diversity etc. I became aware that difference is more and deeper. Differences in the form of binaries were and are at times used to support ideology…