Semester 2 : Week 6 ~ Studio Update : Trust & Let Go – Andrea Fraser, Thomas Hirschhorn, Martin Kippenberger

While everyone has been baking in the heatwave outside I have been baking the studio for the last two days. It was meant to be for four full days but the college had to close today so I am catching up on my blogging and notebooks. Much of the studio work for the semester so …

The White Cube (Space Cadets:An exploration of context and its role in the contemporary artwork): Conclusion & References

As painting shifted from its role as a window of illusion in the late nineteenth century to questioning its own nature, the gilt-edged frame broke down, the sculpture came down from its plinth and the surrounding space was implicated in the work. The walls, acting as an extension of the frame, became the church of …

The White Cube (Space Cadets:An exploration of context and its role in the contemporary artwork) Part 3

CHAPTER THREE Into The Space: Andrea Fraser, Down the River (2016), Mondrian, Lissitsky, Schwitters, Klein and Institutional Critique. The gallery is empty but the air is full of sound. Footsteps, cell doors closing, instructions over an intercom, keys rattling, a clang, the hiss of a shower, someone yelling reverberates in a roar of commotion that …

The White Cube (Space Cadets:An exploration of context and its role in the contemporary artwork) Part I

This week on the MAAP course we are starting to read Brian O'Doherty's collection of essays on the White Cube. Fortunately enough I did my dissertation on that very subject...or at least the relationship of space to the art object so all I need to do is brush up. Here is the abstract and introduction …