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Liberty Leading The Professionals

December 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Liberty Leading The Professionals

Professional Practices in Studio Art

Annual Presentations

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

5 PM, Melchers 107

featuring presentations by the following artists:

Beth Wilkins, Robert Lynn, Richard Jones, Matt Czapiewski, Katherine Arens, Molly Sheldon, Christina Falcone, Daniel Roberts, Christina McGovern, Michael Mosely, and Davette Leonard

And a faculty panel including the esteemed Lynda Sharpe (Assistant Director, UMW Galleries), the magnificent Dr. Joseph Dreiss (Professor of Art History), and the inimitable Jim Groom (all-powerful creator of UMW blogs).

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Special thanks to Matt Czapiewski for his excellent photo-editing work and Professor Garmon for letting us recreate Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading The People during class (and doing a great job of playing a dead body). Also, to avoid any accidental false advertising, I should note that I will not be topless like this during the presentation.

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The Biennale and ARTS 474

October 9th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Biennale and ARTS 474

Documenta, photo: New York TimesMonday’s Professional Practices class attended VCU’s symposium on the 52nd Venice Biennale, Documenta 12 and the 4th Sculpture Projects Munster, which included a raging debate on the relevance of left-leaning political art and the weird power vacuums involved in curating massive, major exhibitions (pitch black exhibition spaces? really?). Afterwards, I brought up some of the larger criticisms of Robert Storr, and kept mumbling things about a New Yorker review on the subject, which is located here if anybody is curious or wants to get all prepped for next Wednesday’s discussion.

Now if only I can track down all the controversial Felix Gonzales-Torres selection theories that were floating around these wild internets ’bout a year ago at this time…¹

Until then,

Roblog

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¹…there were an awful lot of dead artists presented. Coincidence? Deliberate choice? Evidence of a vast, elaborately concealed artist killing conspiracy? You decide, next time on Roblog!

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