Photography (only?) in the Exhibition

Let’s be clear: unlike the Process Portfolio, there are no requirements that students explore a range of media/processes in the Exhibition. A successful exhibition could consist of, say, ten artworks that all explore the same technique, or ten artworks that explore ten different techniques/ processes, or anything in between. Its May so – as an IA moderator - I’m enjoying looking at student exhibitions from all over the world.  Its always an exciting and often inspirational glimpse into the minds, concerns, ...

The Shape of Things to Come (in 2022)

The Visual Arts Curriculum Review—and the Shape of Things to Come! Things to Come, via YouTube The Shape of Things to Come is a work of science fiction by H. G. Wells, published in 1933, which speculates on future events from 1933 until the year 2106. In the book, a world state is established as the solution to humanity's problems. (Wikipedia)   Actually, ‘the shape of things to come’ - in the context of this blog - is more specifically related to the ...

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 ...