YOUR BODY is YOUR ART (?)

Question: can anything be art? This, of course, is as much a DP Theory of Knowledge question as a DP visual arts one, and it may be a question that you have already tried to answer either in school or out. In many ways the definition of art is constantly changing, just as the things that artists do evolve and sometimes challenge conventions.   Use your body Some mark-making ‘conventions’ are very old but still not exactly traditional.  In the French Pyrenees the walls ...

“Art too bad to be ignored”

“The pieces in the MOBA collection range from the work of talented artists that have gone awry to works of exuberant, although crude, execution by artists barely in control of the brush. What they all have in common is a special quality that sets them apart in one way or another from the merely incompetent.” http://www.museumofbadart.org/collection/ The latest Triple A online Visual Arts workshop is in full swing and participants have been visiting the Museum of Bad Art to make some selections, ...

The new visual arts course

  In just over two years – actually in February 2014 – a draft version of the visual arts guide for the course running from 2014 – 2021 is due to be published. The first teaching of the new course will occur in August/September of 2014.   Last week I spent a few very busy, interesting and stimulating days in the new IB offices in The Hague, discussing in some detail various aspects of the new course.   There will still be at least three ...