Create a Virtual Exhibition

I first blogged about the Google Art Project in February 2011. Since then this project has grown in size and usefulness. At the time of writing there are 155 art collections and 32470 artworks available to view: once there you can look at entire collections, look at the work of individual artists, or at individual artworks. Either way it’s a great resource. My grade 11 students are embarking on an assignment that asks them to create their own ‘virtual’ exhibition – to select ...

The Menacing Curator

Student as curator? Confidentiality agreements prevent me from describing in detail the many discussions, often intense, that have occurred over the past year in the DP Visual Arts Curriculum Review meetings. However I think I can safely say that - among many other issues, theories and ideas - the role of curatorship has been raised more than once.       The process of judging and selecting is already part of the course, most obviously towards the end when students are thinking about the studio work ...