My blog for Contextual Studies is a place where I've compiled and reflected on relevant research informing my theory, which in turn informs my practice. In this post I describe ways to effectively navigate this blog as well as attaching a document outlining ways I believe I've achieved the Learning Outcomes.
This is an archive of online material, physical books and artists that I’ve researched while conducting Contextual Studies Part 5, compiled in one place.
There are areas I agree with Anna Francis (2017) in the article ''Artwashing' gentrification is a problem - but vilifying the artists involved is not the answer' and other areas I don't. In this post I'll outline my reasoning why.
I decided to use mind maps as a way of becoming more lucid about my ideas for the essay. As well as getting down the main points, they offered me the possibility of organising them into orders of importance and linking bits where a relationship might not immediately be apparent.
I have read what I feel is a very good essay on (public) art and regeneration that goes into a lot of depth about how the two relate. The essay by Jospehine Berry Slater and Anthony Iles (2009) is titled: 'No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City' and can be found at: https://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/no-room-to-move-radical-art-and-regenerate-city. I have made notes to record my thoughts on areas where the essay interrogates ‘artwashing’, although that specific term is not used.
This is an archive of online material, physical books and artists that I’ve researched while conducting Contextual Studies Part 4, compiled in one place.
In this self-assessment of Assignment 4 - Contextual Studies I will evaluate how my first draft of the extended written project holds up against the criteria for Contextual Studies. The criteria are demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding, demonstration of research skills, demonstration of critical and evaluation skills and finally communication.
I have attached below my first draft for my extended written project, along with my bibliography.
Since I have started Body of Work and Contextual Studies modules and to a certain degree with the previous Documentary module, I have become more and more interested in regeneration and its issues. I came across Frank Laws while I was specifically searching for artists who address gentrification etc in their work. Admittedly, I was looking for artists like Laws to help contribute to my extended written project’s argument but nevertheless I feel I stumbled upon an artist who raises pertinent topics and whose practice is evolving. Moreover, it was interesting to see an artist whose work specialises in something other than photography.
Continuing on from watching Age of the Image: Series 1, episode 1, I have decided to rewatch episode 2 while making notes. My reasoning for this is there is a lot of useful information regarding art and its history in the series. Therefore while making notes, I could get a better insight into these topics and look at the age of the image in art, not just from a photography perspective. I feel this last point is important because in the past I have focused a little too closely on only the photographic discipline in art.