United States Pavillion @ Biennale

Here are some more photos from Sarah Sze’s installation at the United States Pavillion at the Venice Biennale. Everything in this exhibit is entirely choreographed despite any seeming randomness. Every bit of space is used, including the center rotunda (not pictured, yet). The pavilion itself is like Monticello. Sze utilizes the center and the closet …

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Quick Venice Biennale update

This morning we visited the Punta della Dogana to see the Prima Materia exhibit. What an amazing space! I will post more pics when I get a chance. The photo on the left shows Mark Quinn’s work and has been quite controversial. Read more about it below… http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/conversations/2013-06-10/triumph-of-life-an-interview-with-marc-quinn-/ Here’s a quick run through the day …

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Last Saturday: Civic Pride in Florence

Last Saturday, we visited Florence via bus for the day. As we make our transition from feudal agrarian society at Castello di Spannocchia, we transition to the city of Florence to study the Medieval and Renaissance society. Our transition simulates the move of manpower from the countryside during the thirteenth century into cities like Florence. …

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In the thick of it…

It has been really busy here. As we are working on our papers and presentations, outside research is off limits in order to get everyone to really do a deep reading. Today, is my last presentation. The process involves me re-reading all of my notes and assigned essays because my perspective and depth of knowledge …

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Week 2 @ Castello di Spanocchia

I cannot believe that it is week 2 already!!! If you look at the schedule, you will see that this week will be very busy. I have two presentations to prepare this week as well. Howard Caygill arrived last night. He gave us a lecture on the “Introduction to Metaphysics” by Bergson. Whoa!

Dr. David Driskell’s visit

June 2, 2013 Dr. Driskell We have spent the past two and half days with Doctor David Driskell. In the second lecture, Dr. Driskell shared his sketches from his travels around the world over the past several decades with us. It was also an honor to have Dr. Driskell view my sketches too. This first …

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Classwork has begun

Day 3. Today, we had our orientation to Spanocchia, policies, curriculum, a short lecture on key words ranging such as phenomenological, structuralism, techne, episteme, etc. Student presentations started today but these were the easier ones. I was the fifth one to present slides about my art and a bit about myself in general. As we …

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