Essay Question With reference to artist practice and thecultural frame, describe Fiona Halls artwork Tender.
Artist PracticeAn artist’s practice refers to both the conceptual andmaking processes of an artwork. It examines how the artistdevelops ideas, concepts and themes through the influenceof their global and personal world and other artists andtheir movements. Artists refine ideas and develop arecognisable style through the treatment of media toensure that their ideas are presented successfully. Althoughartists aim to experiment and challenge theiraudiences, the way in which concepts are conveyed mustbe reflective of the society and world of that time in orderfor all people to be able to relate to the artwork. Thiscomes with the experiment of different media, styles andtechnique and also the use of visual qualities andrelationships.
Artist Practice• What type of materials does Hall use?• Methods; How is the artwork constructed?• Describe the important installation in this artwork?• Contemporary?• Purpose of creating the work from the artist perspective? Audience reaction?
Cultural FrameThe cultural frame is the influence of societyor cultural identities in artworks- racerelations. Gender concerns, class/socialstatus, politics, religion and economics-scientific and technological innovation. In thisframe we ask ourselves why and artwork ismade and what is its purpose.
Cultural Frame (Cultural and Social Meanings)• Cultural groups, races, places, identities?• What ideology is revealed in id as, concepts, manifestatoes, shared belief?• What social class, gender?• What political stance? (dissent/support)• What beliefs- secular/spiritual?• What significant events?• What meanings; signs, symbols?• How do these cultural and social meanings affect the art practices of this artist?
Artist Practice and Cultural Frame• Use the dot point questions of Artist Practice and answer in a brainstorm using Bubbl.us. When you feel that you have expressed all areas of artist practice in your brainstorming printscreen and paste into your Blogger.• Repeat the same methods above using the Cultural Frame.