Integrating Text and Image – Tackling The Post Modern Principles of Art

A research based, inter-disciplinary practice, that goes from the personal to the political, is often integral to the Contemporary artist’s practice. This semester, we examined how our own histories and environments have shaped us, and gave voice to these individual stories through photographic and text based work.  As we presented these in class, we considered the Post Modern Principles, which we found better suited to an effective criticism of Contemporary Art, where ideas and concepts, history and research, are central to the meaning of the work.

Aziza Shakoor, Working with Text and Image, ART155, Fall 2014

Aziza Shakoor, Working with Text and Image, ART155, Fall 2014

Genesis Almanzar, Working with Text and Image, ART155, Fall 2014

Genesis Almanzar, Working with Text and Image, ART155, Fall 2014

Teresa Cabrera, Working with Text and Image, ART155, Fall 2014

Teresa Cabrera, Working with Text and Image, ART155, Fall 2014

In an effort to further familiarize ourselves with the Post Modern Principles, as effective tools to create as well as deconstruct and understand Contemporary Art, we visited and responded to works in exhibitions at the MoMA (‘Cut to Swipe’ and ‘Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor’), and ‘Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral’, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

'Xu Bing: Phoenix, Cathedral of St. John the Divine', 2014

‘Xu Bing: Phoenix, Cathedral of St. John the Divine’, 2014

'Cut to Swipe', MoMA, 2014

‘Cut to Swipe’, MoMA, 2014

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