Monday, February 13, 2012

Greg Feb. 27: DeCordova Biennial

In Greg's class on Feb. 27, we'll discuss the 2012 DeCordova Biennial.

Which artists are we glad to see in the show? Who do we wish wasn’t in it? Who’s missing but should be in the show? What is the point of Biennials? Who decides who gets in? How do these sorts of shows create art history? Why pay attention to where art is made? (Pictured above: biennial artist Steve Lambert's "Capitalism Works For Me! True/False," 2011.)

You must see the biennial before class and read and respond to:
= Sebastian Smee's review "2012 deCordova Biennial features true good works among false steps," Boston Globe, Jan. 27, 2012.
= DeCordova curator Dina Deitsch and guest curator Abigail Ross Goodman's biennial catalogue essay.

Remember we will not be meeting for discussion on Feb. 20 because it is the Presidents' Day holiday. But you'll be working in your studios on Feb. 22. Our next discussion meeting is Feb. 27.

Also: Research paper is due March 5.

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