Course Description

This interdisciplinary fine arts course results in the development of a body of work around contemporary art topics. Research, concept development and studio practice will combine to broaden your skills and ideas. Stimulating assignments together with experimentation promote analysis and understanding of contemporary art ideas, world cultures and historical periods, and other areas of visual information. Studio production and the communication of concepts visually, verbally and in written form will be combined in this thought-provoking course

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Comparing Identities

As you have been exploring identity and reflecting on the different influences and circumstances that may shape your identity, you have perhaps formulated and articulated who you are and who you are not. You should also be thinking about and exploring identity on a broader / universal level as opposed to a personal level. This is where ideas of stereotypes, metaphors and juxtaposition may develop. 

Contrast and compare these images in the context of identity. What do they say about identity in general, how do you perceive the identity, how might these relate to the individual or to a group. Are there stereotypes involved? What else do you see in these pieces?