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Contemporary Artist Collaboration References

This is a series of resources to investigate both during our class time on 11/10 and on your own outside of class. In the comment section below please add feedback and or a list of your favorite artistic collaborations,

Robert Rauschenberg and Jean Tinguely –


Andy Warhol & Jean Michel Basquiat –




Matthew Barney & Bjork – 

NY Times Article –  http://nyti.ms/1gC6e4r

Watch the full version of Drawing Restrain 9 here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1hpicwniLs

Artist Collaborations with Fashion –


Interesting Article on Artistic Collaboration from 2012 –


Thesis Format & Template Skeleton

In our class on 9/8/15 we began talking about the formatting for writing the MFA thesis paper. How does this paper differ from traditional research based papers?

MFA students that will be graduating in May will need to turn in their final thesis by the end of this December 2015. First and second year MFA and MA students will have the opportunity to simulate the structure of the thesis paper by generating a research based paper into their current work with the intention of also mounting an exhibition. (This is great practice for the real paper and exhibition)

Format: (open to hacks and re-construction)

What is default? Where do you stand?

1. Description / Abstract: Introduction. A detailed description of the body of work that you will be discussing and planning to exhibit.

2. Process, Materials and Methods: Descriptions of your working process, techniques, and the materials used to generate the art that you create. Why have you selected these specific materials and techniques to communicate your ideas? How do these choices effect how the viewer will receive your work?

3. Resources and References: Historical influences, artists, art movements, databases, and any other form of related influence. How have your references influenced your work, ideas, and decision making process as an artist?

4. Exhibition Simulation: How will you be mounting your exhibition? Why have you selected this particular composition? How will your installation effect the space itself? A floor plan sketch to accompany the proposed composition.

5. Reflection: What have you learned over the course of your graduate program? How has the program influenced your work and how you communicate as an artist? What skills will you apply directly into your professional practice?

*This format is a basic synopsis of what we discussed. It is an ongoing process.

Let us continue adding to the formula in the commenting area below.

*A Thesis Statement exercise / discussion will be worked on in class this coming Tuesday 9/23.

Tuesday 12/17/13 – Final Class & Final Info

On Tuesday 12/17 /13 we will conclude our semester with the balance of individual student presentations. Presentations should not exceed 5-7 minutes, please be aware of this. We have 12-13 students presenting on this evening.

*All final thesis and research papers are due by midnight of the 17th.  I will accept hard copies or e-mail submissions.

*All reactive writing assignments that are posted on our blog are due by midnight of the 17th, although the blog will stay active and you may continue to contribute to it after the 17th, you will be graded based upon what is completed.

* If you have some outstanding photos or images from the many events during our class time, please e-mail them to me so that I may include them on the blog for archiving (some of you have done this already.)

*** Any questions about anything related to our class, assignments, due dates and otherness should contact me ASAP!

See you Tuesday night!

Written Assignments

Dear Class,

As we begin our individual student presentations this Tuesday 12/10 & 12/17, Please be sure to submit all of the short reaction based blog assignments no later than Wednesday 12/18/13.

All written assignments are due by this date.

Required Course Assignments:

1. Mid-term critique artist statement / Personal Manifesto posted to our class blog.

2. Hillwood Art Museum & Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” project reactions posted to our class blog.

3. Written interview with a fellow artist classmate. Hard copy to be handed in.

4. 2 Guest artist presentation reactions posted to our class blog.

5. Written & Tangible contribution to our class collaboration project posted to our class blog.

6A. Outline, Draft and Final Thesis Paper. (If you are graduating in May.) Handed in as a hard copy or via e-mail.

6B. Outline, Draft, & Final Research Paper. (If you are not graduating in May.) Handed in as a hard copy or via e-mail.

7. 10 Minute oral/visual presentation of your thesis or research paper content.

See you on Tuesday.

Statement / Manifesto

As of 10/20/13 Students can now add their current Artist Statement or Manifesto’s to the class blog by following this link – http://wp.me/P3Px2D-P

After you post your work, please visit this page again soon to comment on at least one of the other statements or manifestos. Which one’s do you resonate with and why?

This should be completed with in the next week.

go here now- http://wp.me/P3Px2D-P


10/15 Class meeting info

 Class, 10/15– We will be looking at Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” project /instructional /introduction. We will also be discussing our Class collaboration project. An introduction and concept generating session will take place in class. We will be viewing the works of several artist collaborations over a historical timeline.

*DUE: Correction. We will also be working on a Midterm Artist Statement / Revision of our Personal Artist Manifesto in class.  Be prepared to work on this in class.

The results will later be posted onto our class blog.