Tag Archives: Duchamp

The Abject – it’s not just about poo, blood, and body bits

What does abject mean? According to the oracle of words and their meanings (the dictionary) it means: extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading or experienced to the maximum degree. This makes me think of Embarrassing Bodies. Why do I (and others … Continue reading

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Relational Aesthetics – tutorial notes

What is this relational aesthetics lark all about? Words that come to mind when thinking about relational aesthetics: participating role playing reciprocal involved conviviality group experience impact message social cohesion Origins of relational aesthetics Early Origins – It has been … Continue reading

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Ism number one – Conceptualism

Definition – Conceptualism In broad terms Conceptualism is the art of concepts or abstract ideas which take precedence over traditional aesthetic or material concerns. Conceptualism began in the first half of the twentieth century. It began not as an art movement but … Continue reading

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Other collectors worth a mention – from my fellow arty students

In today’s tutorial we discussed the various ‘collectors’ we had researched for homework and some interesting people and their take on collecting came up from my fellow students’ research, which I think is worth sharing here. Laura Was and Adam Echstrom Collaborative artists, … Continue reading

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