EXHIBITION ISSUES (Part 2)

REFLECTING ON THE EXHIBITION UPLOAD PART 2: Last month I started my blog by praising the great work of some teachers and students – leading to fantastic artworks that I saw on screen when moderating visual arts exhibitions. I went on to discuss some issues that might have reflected a misunderstanding of some aspects of the course, including teacher comments, the value of trauma, exhibition photographs and size and scale. This month I am continuing this theme - outlining some ‘problem’ issues that ...

MUSEUMS, ARTEFACTS and the COMPARATIVE STUDY

Comparative Study: avoid the OBVIOUS! Some artists and artworks are always popular choices with many students. I can guarantee that your Comparative Study examiner will see A LOT of student discussions and comparisons of Pop Art and Surrealist paintings. They are obvious and predictable. So why not try thinking outside the box? IBDP visual arts comparative study documentation says “Students are required to analyse and compare artworks, objects or artifacts by different artists. This independent critical and contextual investigation should explore artworks, objects ...

The Visual Arts Planning & Progress Form (6/VAPPF)

My school starts back in three weeks - 24th August - so thoughts are starting to turn towards the courses we teach and the students we will be working with. Whether you are about to start IBDP visual arts, or are about to enter the 2nd year, you will need to complete the visual arts planning & progress form. This is a relatively new (but mandatory) DP visual arts form - but hopefully your teacher will be aware of it. If he/she is ...