OPENING: NOVEMBER 13, 2014, 4:30 PM.
DISCLOSURES: THE BEST OF REALITY
What can art of the past reveal to us about our current reality? Can a historic artwork speak in more than one voice thus unveiling a multitude of real and imaginary meanings?
“Disclosures” is an inquiry into the art of the past through the process of artistic appropriation. Three projects in the exhibition are based on interpreting historic artworks and re-imagining their meanings, functions, and applications. The exhibition offers new takes on the Paleolithic statuette “Woman of Willendorf,” Venetian Renaissance painting “Leda and the Swan” by Paolo Veronese, and Gustavo Doré’s 19th-century prints illustrating Dante’s “Divine Comedy.”
Using collaboration as a method, students have explored possibilities and overcome challenges of working collectively. They have calibrated their individual decisions and preferences to those of the group. The collaborative process has demanded to abandon the privilege of the individual creator that has traditionally been associated with art practice.
“Disclosures” presents the final projects by students enrolled in the Myers Forum course “Collaborative Art Practice: Re-Imagining the Past, Challenging the Present.” This year’s Myers Forum residency features visiting artists Andrej Savski and Borut Vogelnik, who are members of the Slovenian multi-disciplinary collective IRWIN.
NOVEMBER 13 AT 4:30 PM. Snacks will be served.
November 13 – 21
The Projects Gallery
Myers School of Art
The University of Akron
150 E. Exchange Street
Akron, Ohio 44325-7801