Archive for December, 2013

What are they thinking?

Posted 11 Dec 2013 — by Jennifer
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Atelier, Creativity, Citizenship: The culture of the atelier between thinking and acting

Posted 09 Dec 2013 — by Jennifer
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IMG_0003_2 In the atelier: Human figure between bi-dimensional and tri-dimensional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just returned from a week in Reggio Emilia, where I attended the International Study Group: Atelier, Creativity, Citizenship: The culture of the atelier between thinking and acting. 

On the plane ride home, I thought about how I could communicate the big concepts of this Study Group to colleagues and friends. I found my answer in a book I have been reading:

Speaking of Art, Four Decades of Art in Conversation by William Furlong

(This quotation is part of an interview of  artist Frank Stella)

Stella: “I don’t know that much about Duchamp, and I don’t know whether that’s exactly what he said, but making a separation between any of the senses and the mind is a perilous undertaking. It just doesn’t work that way. Given that there are blind intelligences, you have to be taught in a lot of different ways. All of our perception feeds our ability to learn. Intelligence is not an abstraction–it’s a growing part of a whole. So, I don’t see any point in making that separation in human beings or in life experience. Nor is there any point in separating or isolating art and the experience of art.”

 

 

Can’t We Do Better? – NYTimes.com

Posted 08 Dec 2013 — by Jennifer
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Can’t We Do Better? – NYTimes.com.

I like Friedman’s points about ownership and high imagination.