Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Assignment for Tuesday
By Tuesday's class, you will need to have set up a blog (which you will be contributing to over the course of the semester, tracking your progress as you work toward JAPR of your BFA show). You need to have at least one post on your blog, answering the following three questions:
1. Why do you make art?
2. What is the function or role of an artist in today's culture? (This is your personal take on this, it doesn't have to be an "objective" or comprehensive analysis)
3. Who are three working artists you can think of, who you might contact to interview about their professional lives? You will only be contacting one, but I want you to have a couple fallback options if your first couple choices end up being unavailable.
For those of you who had to check out early because of the art history conflict, please listen to this interview by Maurice Sendak, which we listened to after you were gone. To my mind, Sendak talk about his work elegantly and well -- it's a sort of model for how an artist can talk about their work: