SART 2700 • Illustrating Agitation and Propaganda

This is an abbreviated list. A full list of artists is provided on your assignment sheet. Conduct your own research. Use this as a jumping off point for your own research.

Barbara Kruger | Art History Archive | MOMA | ART 21 | Brief video from Hirshorn exhibit |

Jenny Holzer | ART 21 videos, Jenny Holzer especially “Protest” | TATE Modern | At Cheim Reid gallery | Interview Magazine | New York Times article | Interview/article in The Guardian | On Twitter! | Artist’s website

 

| John Baldessari especially “Systems”

Mitlon Glaser | The Work | Miltn Glaser rates every Olympic logo | TED Talk | Interview with Chip Kidd (also a designer) in The Believer | On It’s Nice That

The Guerrilla Girls | website

El Lissitzky | focus on his design work | The Art Story | Design is History! | MOMA | Guggenheim | The TATE |

Lawrence Weiner | Lisson Gallery Guggenheim | Blenheim Art Foundation (video) | MOMA |

 

Agitprop! exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum

 

Okay, now do some of your own research.

 

 

Photo I : Pinhole Cameras and Photograms

GENERAL HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAMS
From Man Ray to Thomas Ruff—article
Good description with images
WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT
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ANNA ATKINS
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Festuca grasses from ‘British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns’, c.1854
Brief Bio | The Getty | University of Texas, Austin

 

MAN RAY-Rayograms
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
At Aqua Velvet
General description of photography and surrealism

 

 

LASZLO MOHOLY NAGYDP106472
At MOMA | At the Getty Musuem

 

*CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

ADAM FUSS
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• At Cheim & Reid
• At Fraenkel Gallery
• At Artists and Alchemists
• Good article with terrible formatting
Interview in BOMB magazine.

 

ALISON ROSSITERGuilleminot-Riviera-ca30-diptych 516dcd9059f80photo_high_8690

• Represented by Stephen Bulger (Toronto)
Yossi Milo (NY)
• Canadian Art profile
Article in Le Rencontres d’Arles
Video at Gallery Intell

 

GARY FABIAN MILLER2010_002_night-cell

Artist Website
Video and images at Victoria and Albert Museum
At Ingleby Gallery

SHADOW CATCHERS at The Victoria and Albert Museum
• Camera-less photo
techniques at Victoria and Albert Museum
A History of Camera-less Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
A listing of all of the artists plus video interviews in the Camera-less Photography exhibit.

 

SUSAN DERGES

Susan Derges
Prix Pictet
Paul Kasmin Gallery
Video, commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
At Oxford University
At Danziger Gallery

 

ABELARDO MORELL
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Flashlight and Salt, photogram on 8×10 film
More of his photograms

 

 

THOMAS RUFF
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Photograms for the new age (interview in Aperture magazine)
See more work at David Zwirner gallery

 

 

Assignment One: What Is Colour?

REQUIRED LISTENING!

1. RADIOLAB
Listen to THIS episode of RADIOLAB. Click the LISTEN link at the top and you’ll hear the entire podcast. It is about one hour and eight minutes, but it’s broken into segments. Please listen to the ENTIRE podcast. It’s great!

After you listen to Radiolab podcast, watch this. Behold! Watch this Mantis Shrimp!

WHAT COLOUR IS THE SKY?
After listening to the RadioLab podcast, you might be thinking What colour is the sky?

2. THE FOSBURY FLOP!
CBC podcast, The Current | Mechanics of the Game Changers

Here is what high-jump looked like before Dick Fosbury. And here, is what the high-jump look like after Dick Fosbury. Further info about the Fosbury Flop technique.


EXTRA MATERIAL FOR PERSONAL EDIFICATION (fun!)

Below is a link to a pdf  of the a few chapters of the text, Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing by R.L.Gregory.

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Read the following:
Chapter 1: SEEING
Chapter 2: LIGHT
Chapter 8: SEEING COLOUR

Quit grousing, the chapters are short and there are pictures.

 

JUST CHECKING: CAN YOU SEE COLOUR?

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You should be able to see a brown boat in the above image. If you can’t, you might have colour blindness.


THE SCIENCE OF COLOUR AND LIGHT
Optical illusions show how we see.

Color and Physics

Colour and light, explained by Bill Nye (the science guy).

Light Fantastic 4: Light, The Universe, and Everything.

A BBC video that explores, “the research on the strange relationship between light, the eye and mind, and the development of new technologies such as photography and film”

This is an interesting TED talk about Colour Theory.

 

THE HISTORY OF COLOUR MODELS
To augment our class discussion about colour, learn about the history of the colour wheel.

History of Color Models
Color Models
Color: Standford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Jason Salavon, pushes boundaries between photography/computer science/video etc.  Here is his interpretation of the Colour Wheel.

 

COLOUR AND LANGUAGE
This video explores the relationship between the development of language and the processing and understanding of colour.

 

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RESOURCES ABOUT COLOUR and ARTISTS
Go here. It’s an amazing resource of artists.

OR, HERE TO THIS GREAT web-based component to a larger MOMA exhibition about reinventing color

Yves Klein | TATE Modern | MOMA

Sophie Calle | Chromatic Diet | Explanation about the project

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JESSICA EATON

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Jessica Eaton | Interview in The Believer | Her personal blog | Her professional site (click on galleries to access images) | Interview in Canadian Art | Good list of interviews
Lenscraft:Jessica Eaton Asks Us to Think About What We See

This following text is from various interviews with Eaton, published or referenced from her blog.

“She was aware of the science of light at work even in what she calls “normal” photographs, aware that subject and content buried those phenomena, preventing viewers from seeing what was there. In 2006, her work shifted and she began to bring those hidden elements to the forefront. She isolated light and color and time, even though to do so was to challenge the classical definition of photography as a way to capture a single moment.

“Using a wide array of experimental, analogue-based photographic techniques such as colour separation filters, multiple exposures, dark slides and in-camera masking Jessica Eaton builds images on sheets of 4×5 film that address fundamental properties of photography such as light, chance, duration, illusion and spatial relations.  Eaton has written: “I often set up parameters for phenomena to express itself. In the best of cases I push things so that the response comes in ways that I could not have thought up until I was shown it on film. Once you get to see or experience something you can use it. Then you can use it to see something else.”

A quote from a TIME magazine article:

“Canadian photographer Jessica Eaton uses her camera to create color invisible to the naked eye. She gives bright hues to gray forms in her series Cubes for Albers and LeWitt, and that work was recently awarded the photography prize at the 2012 Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography—a prize for which TIME’s director of photography Kira Pollack sat on the jury.

Jessica Eaton

“We’ve all mixed two colors of paint together, and either it makes another color or, if you keep going, it gets muddy and progressively gets darker,” she explains. “In light, things work really differently.” Eaton explains that she exploits the properties of light through additive color separation: whereas the primary pigment colors (red, blue, yellow) get darker as they blend, the primary colors of light (red, blue, green) move toward white. Eaton applies filters in those three colors to her camera and takes multiple exposures, a process that turns the gray form seen here into the vibrant ones seen above. “The color itself is mixed inside the camera,” she says.

One of the byproducts of Eaton’s process is an element of surprise: because her images are created within the camera, she doesn’t know what she’ll get until the photos are developed. “It’s a bit of a conversation with the world,” she says. “With the forces of time and space and contingency and errors that happen, because often there’s so many steps going into one of these, I get back something that’s also new to me, and those are the pictures that tend to end up in exhibits.”

But the photographer likes challenging definitions, and not just photographic ones. Although she dislikes the term “abstract” as a description of her work—it implies that the light she captures doesn’t exist in reality—Eaton says that her photographs acknowledge “how incredibly limited our ability to perceive the world is.” We lack the sensory mechanisms to see her colors with our naked eyes, and Eaton sees that as a metaphor for our inability to see the extent of the physical universe, whether it includes multiple dimensions or parallel universes. And, in that metaphor, she sees hope. “I love the idea that no matter how bad it gets,” she says, “there’s this wild so-called reality way beyond what we have decided it is.”

Brief History of Photography: Photo I

This post supplements the Brief History of Photography lecture in Photo 1.

Abelardo Morrell: The Making of a Camera Obscura

Abelardo Morell’s website.

David Hockney’s, A Secret Knowledge, (part 1), (part 2), (part 3).

The book. The DVD. An article about the book.

Not everyone agrees with Hockney’s thesis. Some counter arguments, here and here. The later one is perhaps the most valid because its author is a scholar. Hockney’s project has inspired further exploration and scholarship.

Jerry Spagnoli: contemporary daguerreotypist. A video presentation. His website.

BBC program: The Genius of Photography

Contemporary workshops in wet collodion and other alternative processes.

Sally Mann
, contemporary collodion.

George Eastman House on Flickr

Tim’s Vermeer“a documentary by Penn and Teller (yes, THAT Penn and Teller) about one man’s obsession with discovering Vermeer’s secrets. Hint: camera obscura! Trailer | NY Times article | TIFF summary

Extended Practices: Thinking about systems

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Diane Borsato

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Tom Friedman | At Luhring Augustine Gallery  | At Saatchi Gallery | At Gagosian gallery | At Stephen Friedman gallery

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Untitled, 1990
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Approximately 1,500 pieces of chewed bubble gum molded into a sphere and displayed at head height in a corner, hanging by its own stickiness

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Georgia Grieve, Ikea Drawings

Allanah Volkes Google Drawings

Jenny Odell
http://www.jennyodell.com/projects.html

Nicolas Feltron
For those of you obsessed with data visualization created an app:

KATE BINGAMAN BURT

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Listen to an new interview with illustrator and author, Kate Bingaman Burt. Remember? We saw her work at the beginning of the term—she is the artist that draws everything she purchases.

 

Junk Mail into Art
Wow. Another excellent automated directive.

Christoph Niemann • Abstract Sunday

Extended Practices: Thinking About Gesture


EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE
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A collection of newly animated gifs from the stills | Great NPR story
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Woman Dancing at Night, 1887

The Victorian Peeper | The Smithsonian | Muybridge at TATE Britain AthletesPosturingPlate1151879fromTheAttitudesofAnimalsinMotion+small
Athletes Posing, 1879

 

JULIA FULLERTON BATTEN

Dressing Gown, Julia Fullerton Batten

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Interview | Her body of work, In Between |

FRANCESCA WOODMAN | TATE Modern | New York Review of Books
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Francesca Woodman: House #3, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976

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ELISE WINDSOR | Mise en abyme |

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Ovoid Left, 2011

 

ANNA GASKELL
At the Guggenheim | Bio | Turns Gravity | Analysis of Gaskell’s use of light
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ANN HAMILTON!

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Artist website | On Art 21 | Radio Interview ” Making and The Spaces We Share(On Being) | More videos about The Embodied Art of Ann Hamilton

TINO SEHGAL
At The Guggenheim | Interview in The New Yorker | Video! at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam | Filling a city with cavorting couples | General Guardian link for all things Tino Sehgal | On Performativity at the Walker Art Centre

FRANICS ALYS
Artist  website | Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing |

GESTURAL INSPIRATION: DANCE!

Mark Morris Dance Group | website | VIDEO! | Photo gallery | You Tube
Martha Graham Dance
Dayton Contemporary Dance
Garth Fagan Dance
Savion Glover | Video
Sammy Davis Jr and Gregory Hines
And, there is never, ever, anything better than this or this

David Parsons Dance | CAUGHT

 

 

QUANTUM – Teaser from Cie Gilles Jobin on Vimeo.

Gilles Jobin was the 2012 artist-in-residence at the CERN* physics laboratory in Switzerland. He created an abstract dance piece inspired by concepts in particle physics. A brief description from this New York Times article.
“…dancers will begin with a subtle jiggling motion that evokes the vibration of subatomic particles, which could be seen as a sort of quantum twerk. Under crackling ambient music assembled from supercollider data by the composer Carla Scaletti, they begin to orbit and swarm, pulled by invisible forces like gravity and magnetism. The spectacle will be lit, somewhat ominously, by lamps that swing on motorized pendulums — a “lumino-kinetic sculpture” contributed by the German artist Julius von Bismarck. “You don’t have to know anything about physics, it’s not a demonstration or explanation of scientific concepts,” Mr. Jobin said. “Now that I know that everything is moving, that we are mostly made of emptiness, that our bodies are holding together with incredible forces, it feels different to move my body.

 

Photo I • PORTRAIT • PERSONA

 

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Werner Bischof | website | Magnum photography agency on Instagram | Magnum Photo Agency

 

Cindy Sherman

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Profile in the Guardian | MOMA | Art 21

Annie Leibovitz
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American Masters: Life Through A Lens. Bio | Image gallery | At Vanity Fair | Documentary

Yasumasa Morimura

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Luhring Augustine | At Saatchi Gallery

Nikki S. Lee

Nikki S. Lee: The Seniors Project

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Nikki S. Lee: The Hispanic Project

Nikki S. Lee: The Hispanic Project

Niki S. Lee

Video interview at The Creator’s Project | Leslie Tonkonow Gallery | Analysis of Punk Project

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

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| Gaultier’s Dream | Architect’s Brother

Hat of Illumination

 

 

Anna Gaskell

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At the Guggenheim | Bio | Turns Gravity | Analysis of Gaskell’s use of light

 

Juul Kraijer

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Book of photographs–see the book on Vimeo

 

 

 

Photo I : Composition

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Henri Cartier-BressonThe Decisive Moment
Helpful and concise article about Cartier-Bresson

Joel Meyerowitz Talks about composition.

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Helen Levitt | At MOMA | At Lawrence Miller Gallery

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Gary Winogrand | 10 Things Gary Winogrand Can Teach You About Street Photography | Profile in The Guardian

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Richard Avedon | website | American Masters video series | Master Photographer series at Time-Life

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Francesca Woodman | Tate-Modern | Guggenheim

Untitled 1975-80 by Francesca Woodman 1958-1981

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Martin Parr | website

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General Inspiration | Research | Photography Museums  (don’t forget to utilize this blog)

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Aperture Foundation-especially the weekly roundup of photography news on the blog

• The Lens Blog of the New York Times

Behold: The Photography Blog at Slate.com

• 

International Center of Photography  | Online database



LightBox | The photo editors at Time Magazine

• Ryerson Image Centre | Collections

St.Lucy

Canadian Art

Border Crossings

Major Project #2

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Paul Strand, Bowls, 1916 (from Google Images–this is why Google Images is simultaneously good and terrible)

MAJOR PROJECT #2 : Revisioning and Revisiting History

The Photographic Work of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
https://www.moma.org/interactives/objectphoto/assets/essays/Szymanowicz.pdf

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KRISTAN HORTONDrS
Interview in Canadian Art | Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove in the Morning News

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Ai Weiwei, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995).

ART 21 (forward to about 35minutes to see the Ai Wei Wei segment)

Artists mentioned in the readings for Major Project #2
(listed totally out of order)

STEPHEN BERKMAN

MARK OSTERMAN also at Artists and Alchemists

LIZ DESCHENES | MIGUEL ABREU GALLERY | article in Bomb magazine | Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston | Brief review in E-Flux |

JAYNE HINDS BIDAUT | website | at Joseph Bellows gallery

McDermott & McGough | website

DEBORAH LUSTER  | One Big Self

JOHN COFFER | Tintypes

Mike Ware | Artist website | photo gallery and video at Pictorico

Mark Kessel | Artist website

Jesseca Ferguson | Museum of Memory

Bryon Brauchli | Artist website |

Moyra Davey | Copperhead Grid at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | at Murray Guy gallery

Center for Creative Photography | Spotlight on Platinum Palladium prints

James Welling | Artist Website | at David Zwirner gallery | Interview in Bomb magazine (artists in conversation series )

The Subversion of Images: Surrealism, Photography and Film | Article at E-flux |

Extended Practices 1 : Conceptual Portraits

FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES
Andrea Rosen |

JASON SALAVON
Portraits | Playboy | 100 Special Moments | Short statement

THOMAS DEMAND
Matthew Marks gallery | MOMA
His Animations at DHC/ART in Montreal.

ANA MENDIETAUntitled (Silueta Series)


SOPHIE CALLE
The Hotel Series | Thesis on Hotel Series | At the TATE (full screen images)

GILLIAN WEARING
Whitechapel Gallery (London) | Review in The Guardian

ANDREA ZITTEL
Website | L.A. Weekly | In Conversation, Systems for Living

DAMIEN HIRST
Medicine Cabinets

JANINE ANTONI
Lick and Lather  | Luhring Augustine (gallery) | Art 21 video

LORNA SIMPSON

FRANCIS PICABIA

Machine Drawings

KIKI SMITH
Text at Guggenheim | Game Time

JON RAFMAN
Nine Eyes of Google Street View | Essay

NANCY BURSON
| Article | Early Composites | Museum of Contemporary Photography | Seeing and Believing, New York University | Early Work, Clamp Art (decently sized images)

NIKI S. LEE
Museum of Contemporary Photography | The Creator’s Project, overview
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Museum of Contemporary Photography | The Creator’s Project, overview

Other artists to consider:

Annette Messager
Cindy Sherman
Yoon Sung Min (Dwelling)
Mowry Baden
Micah Lexier
Germaine Koh
Tom Friedman

Douglas Gordon
Bruce Nauman
Sylvie Cotton – The Theory of Sylvie
Hadley and Maxwell
Pepon Osorio
Kelly Mark
Gabriel Orozco
John Sasaki – Life line video
Doug Jarvis – The sound of a ball rolling around the inside of his head