To Induce the Spirit of the Image



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You must write a final paper, as a form of critical “meditation,” on one (or more) case study artworks or exhibitions covered in class.  This paper must also address, in depth, 2 -3 texts covered in class. Only one text may be from the same week as the case study. The idea is to reflect upon a combination of artworks and texts covered over the entire 10 weeks of our class. Your questions are prompts for you to return to the artworks/exhibitions/texts and dig deeper on what you initially found interesting.Please reference the Chicago Manuel of Style for footnotes etc. (posted on canvas)

Paper length: 2000- 3000 words

Case Studies

You may select from either the case studies covered in required reading and/or those case studies covered in the supplemental reading. You may add other artworks to the discussion, but you must focus your primary analysis on a case study work covered in class.  These include:

Oscar Masotta, To Induce the Spirit of the Image, week two, “Thinking”

Mary Kelly, The Practical Past, week three, “Hermeneutics”

Alexandra Weltz& Andreas Pichler, Negri: The Revolt that Never Ends, week four, “Empire”

Marcel Duchamp, The Society of Independent Artists Exhibition, week five, “Readymade”

Jim Hubbard, United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, week six, “AIDS demographics”

Elisabeth Sussman, et. al., 1993 Whitney Biennial, week seven, “Identity Politics”

Yael Bartana, What if Women Ruled the World? week eight, “Feminism/Resistance”

Omar Mismar, Schmitt, You and Me, week nine, “Friend/Enemy”

Koki Tanaka, A Piano Played by Five Players at Once, week ten, “Performance/Community”


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