PRAXIS: CRITIQUE

Erik, Therese, Niklas and Kristian will each write a critique following the exhibition trip last Thursday.

Galleri 3.14

  • Oscar Muñoz
    Videoworks 2005-2008
  • Mahlet Ogbe Habte
    videoscreening

Bergen Kunsthall

  • Toril Johannessen
    Transcendental Physics
  • Christopher Williams
    For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 10)

Here are the proposed guidelines for this task;

1. Very first impressions of the exhibition at large, or the singular work you wish to focus on as part of the exhibition.

(How do they appeal to your senses? Shape, form, colour, sound, texture. etc)

2. The media and materials they use to do this.
(Video, sound, text, painting, graphics, textile, etc)

3. Your role – as observer looking in, or as being inside/participating in the work.

4. Whether they primarily communicate via evoking sensations/emotions/gut feelings – or function on a more reflective level.
(Do you have to think about what you experience, or does “meaning” come almost simultaneously in your first meeting with them?)

5. Do you need special knowledge to appreciate and reflect upon the work/exhibition? Is this information provided by the gallery/museum?
What information do the titles of the work provide; what role do they play?

6. How did the exhibition design affect your experience of the artworks?

Please post your critiques up on the KUNZT blog by Friday 29th January 2010!

Do not forget to include the name of the exhibition, the artist(s) and the work(s) you write about. Photos are useful for providing the reader with a visual tool.

GOOD LUCK!

LINK: Worth a read

Jeremy W. sent me this a couple of hours ago:

Altermodernism: The Age of the Stupid.
http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=360

“Postmodernism is dead” declares Nicolas Bourriaud in the opening line of his manifesto for our new global cultural era – the ‘altermodern’. As a preface to the latest Tate Triennial exhibition of the same name, the French curator and theorist sets about defining what he sees as the parameters of our contemporary society and offering paradigms for artistic approaches to navigating and negotiating them.”
– an article by Ellie Harrison posted on Furtherfield.org