ARTH 495: RS: Objects and Archives in Art History
ARTH 495-001: Curating an Exhibition: Past and Present - Dialogues with Recent Curatorial Initiatives
10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F
Research Hall 201
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Section Information for Spring 2023
This course will develop and install an art exhibit in the Gillespie Art Gallery that engages the recent curatorial initiatives of the 59th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition, The Hirshhorn Museum, and the non-profit 1708 Gallery in Richmond VA. Using the GMU Art Collection and select contemporary art, this course’s exhibition will explore two main themes: 1) the body and its relationship to nature, technology, and metamorphosis, and 2) reconsidering history and subjects of history. Students will select art and a theme, write an exhibition proposal and checklist, research their topic, write an exhibition essay, prepare wall text, design the exhibit, install/deinstall the exhibition, and present their scholarly research in gallery talks. This course involves practical curatorial work and scholarly research.
Course Information from the University Catalog
Conduct hands-on research with objects and primary and secondary sources. Select particular artifacts, works of art, or group of objects and undertake original research, and bring objects from storage to publication to exhibition. Develops skills in material analysis, critical reading, and academic writing. Focuses on VA/DC/MD libraries, archives, and storerooms. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
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