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Week 4- Lecture 7+8, Art in Context

by: Nha-Thinh Nguyen

Week 4- Lecture 7+8, Art in Context Art 1A

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nha-Thinh Nguyen on Sunday October 25, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Art 1A at University of California - Irvine taught by APPEL, K., SAMARAS, C. in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 41 views. For similar materials see ART IN CONTEXT in Art at University of California - Irvine.


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Date Created: 10/25/15
NhaThinh Nguyen Art in Context 10222015 Week 4 Lecture 8 Reconstructing the Everyday Life Artists and their history 0 Artists tend to shy away from sharing their backgroundshistory as a part of their art 0 HOWEVER peopleviewers find that an artist s history and the way that their art is influenced by it very interesting Physiognomy o Pseudoscience that attempts to find facial similarities within a certain category in order to predict the future of people with the same facial features 0 Scientists who attempted to prove the credibility of physiognomy o JC Lavater o Ezechia Marco Lombroso Topography deals with space Typology deals with type 0 Topology vs physiognomy o Physiognomy looks for the similarities o Typology looks for the differences Artists Carrie Mae Weems o Discusses her background 0 Family 0 Her family experienced many hardships because they were African American 0 Community 0 Has a background in folklore o Photographic works I African slaves series o It was in black and red with captions across the photo 0 This was meant to provoke a strong emotion of sadness disgust and discomfort 0 Used photos that were in the Harvard University 0 Attempted to sue her 0 Demanded a fee each time a sale was made I Harvard University ended up buying her works that involved photos that were part of their collection 0 She has students reenact certain moments in history 0 Specifically moments of death 0 Ex JFK s Martin Luther King Jr s Malcom X s assassination NhaThinh Nguyen Art in Context 10222015 0 Deals with the African American peoplecommunity 0 Deals with the concept of domestic space Zanele Muholi 0 South African lesbian 0 Deals with the concepts of gender queer 0 Especially black lesbians and transwomen 0 Deals with concept of the abused female body 0 Photographic works 0 Presents the diversity of African lesbians and transwomen I Especially in her community Ken GonzalesDay o Began to research the lynching of Asian Americans and Latinos 0 Using photos and research of these events he discovered where these trees were located 0 Works 0 Photographic works I Photographed the trees that were involved in the hangings in 18501935 I quotProfiledquot Series 0 Research of the concept of physiognomy throughout the years 0 Juxtaposed the busts of indigenous people Asian bodies Caucasian bodies 0 Puts into question of what is the ideal body what is beauty 0 Book I quotLynching in the West 0 Research that grew from his photographic research of the trees LaToya Ruby Frazier 0 Received the MacArthur Fellowship 0 Deals with issues of class and race


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