Saturday, October 5, 2019
The Power of Visual Remixes
On October 3, we coordinated an exhibit "The Power of Visual Remixes," which focused on artwork by Kehinde Wiley, a prominent contemporary visual artist. Wiley is well-known for painting portraits that play on or allude to works European artists who produced works prior to and during the 1800s. Wiley presents contemporary black subjects in similar poses as white subjects from those historical paintings.
The exhibit gave us opportunities to take a close, careful look at a few select images by Wiley. Working in teams, students discussed what they found interesting, memorable, and noteworthy.
The activity gave students a chance to consider the value of taking our time to observe, interpret, and assess artwork. They also had a chance to think about ways of effectively communicating about aspects of art that interested them.
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