Sunday, February 6, 2011

prometheus entries due this friday

I encourage each of you to submit one to three pieces to Prometheus, UW–Stout's fine art and literary publication. Entries are due no later than Friday, February 11. You can drop off your work (2D, 3D, Photography, Video/Installation) in the Furlong Gallery Thursday, February 10, and Friday, February 11.

Find submission rules and entry forms at the Prometheus website.

Furlong Gallery hours are:
10-6 Mon thru Fri & 12-4 on Saturdays

assignment for tuesday, february 8

  1. Regular weekly reflection on your blog, including 300+ words and one image.
  2. One map revision. Take an existing map and change it somehow to give it new meaning.
  3. At least five sketches of your idea for your mapping project. This can be five separate ideas, five iterations of the same idea, or any combination thereof.
  4. Re-read the article, "GPS Tracings – Personal Cartographies: Tracey P. Lauriault in Conversation with Jeremy Wood," and re-visit Jeremy Wood's website

marauder's map

mona hatoum

Mona Hatoum, “Map” (second version, detail), 1999, mixed media installation, dimensions vary.

Click here to read an article by Anne Martens on Mona Hatoum's exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA], June 22 - August 3, 2003.



Mona Hatoum, Present Tense, 1996

Click here for an article by Chloé Rouveyrolles, "Mona Hatoum’s Masterpiece in Beirut Raises Questions About Palestinian Art,"BEIRUT, | - August 06, 2010.




Continental Drift (detail), 2000
stainless steel, glass, iron filings, electric motor, timer, 33 x 420 cm diameter
Tate Britain
Photo: Edward Woodman.

Click here for an article on Mona Hatoum's work at Space Place: Art in the Age of Orbitization - Gotchi Universe.

Invisible Networks

Click here to read another article about Julie Mehretu's recent work: "Invisible Networks," by Eleanor Heartney, Art in America, November 2010, pp. 140 - 151.

julie mehretu

Posted here are some of the videos we watched in class on Tuesday, February 1 about contemporary artists Julie Mehretu. The last video in this post is 43 minutes long; it is of Mehretu talking about her work at the University of Michigan. We did not have time to view it in class, but you may want to take a look at it on your own.

Watch the full episode. See more ART:21.

Watch the full episode. See more ART:21.

Watch the full episode. See more ART:21.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

student blog list and small groups

This list will be available throughout the semester under the Pages Tabs at the top of the blog, on the home page.

On the spreadsheet you will find the student's name, blog url, and blog title.

Colors denote small groups. Whoever has the same color as you is in your small group. There are four groups of four and two groups of three.

Each week, in addition to your own weekly reflection on your blog, you will be expected to read, engage with, and comment on at least two other members' blog posts from your small group. If you are in a group of four, make sure you are alternating your comments to keep the number of comments equal throughout the semester. These comments could include continuing a conversation that has been started on the blogs between you and other small group members. The idea is to create a dialogue within a small group dynamic and allow those in your small group to be contact points for you during the semester, to be those that best know your work and ideas, and who will feel comfortable giving honest feedback.


click here to access the slide show "Drawing III: Mapping"
I have put the slide show on the Blue Drive. Click on the above link to access it. You may have to enter your Stout email username and password to be able to view the Power Point presentation.