Posted: February 22nd, 2022
1.write a response considering how you think about language, metaphor and voice in the examples of this essay. Stephen Weil uses many examples to illustrate his points in his discussion of the responsibility of museums to their audiences. Please write about your own experiences in museums. Not just art museums, but history, science technology. Is there a particular museum that you especially love.
I am especially interested in the suggestion that art objects and artifacts have voices and stories to tell. Think about this question from the perspective of a maker and the perspective of a viewer. Does an object speak for itself?
What about your work? Does it speak? Consider the metaphor of voice in relation to an art work.
2.Read seeing is not hearing. Please write a minimum 150 word response to the essay using a specific example of one of the art works as an example, be sure to include an image. Here is an example of Voyelles by Arthur Rimbaud. The poem was written in 1871, this poster was printed at the Bauhaus in the 1920s and is a great example of the Bauhaus (a Utopian experiment)aesthetic.
3.Read poor mans paradise. This chapter from Nowhere in America is useful context for studying the history of Utopian lands of plenty like the Big Rock Candy Mountain. It is here for you to read and refer to. Please respond with other examples of stories, songs, games (fairy tales) etc. of Lands of plenty like the Big Rock Candy Mountain.
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