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Art & design criticism


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This slideshow charts the progress of four reviews of contemporary art and design practice across local, national, global and online settings. linked to my artistic practice and

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Art & design criticism

  1. 1. Art & Design Criticism<br />Vet: a linking chain of artwork that led my research, which influenced my choices. Each step took me out of the familiar into new outlooks and questions that may inform and transform my own practice. Ciara Connolly<br />
  2. 2. The Narrative Line<br />Objectives:<br />Criticism as a form of action research<br /><ul><li>Planning
  3. 3. Acting
  4. 4. Observing
  5. 5. Reflecting</li></ul>To explore…<br />Actual and spectacle dynamics of display<br />To examine…<br />Power struggle between craft and fine arts<br />
  6. 6. Which led to….<br />Praxis – practical theory that informs & transforms?<br />Old habits in art history and criticism, genres and geographies – still relevant?<br />
  7. 7. Settlement<br />Objectives:<br />Relationship between value and critical judgement in public art<br />To examine …<br />Function of public art<br />To discuss…<br />Commissioning process of public art<br />
  8. 8. Which led to…<br />How does cultural understanding affect our ability to appreciate art?<br />Is prior learning essential or should art be measured by its accessibility?<br />
  9. 9. The Geneva Window<br />Objective:<br />Artworks as artefacts of social and cultural history<br />To explore…<br />the experience of looking<br />To understand …<br />Art from standpoints outside our own experiences and mores<br />
  10. 10. Which led to…<br />Reconsidering influence and effect of ‘eurocentric’ art ideals<br />Can art be measured by its ability to deliver its message?<br />Ethical responsibility of artists?<br />
  11. 11. What do we want? When do we want it?<br />Objectives:<br />Systematic review of art as visual communication, against the backdrop of non-traditional art.<br />To synthesise..<br />Previous art critical experiences and methods<br />To examine..<br />Art, accessibility and ethics<br />
  12. 12. Which led me to…<br />It’s this glimpse which inspires you – like an occurrence<br />And I notice those are always my moments of having an idea<br />That maybe I could start a painting.<br />Willem de Kooning<br />