CONCEPTUAL QUALITIES (and experimentation, cliché, objet trouvé & the senses)

Conceptual art can be stimulating, provocative and even fun, so it’s no surprise that DP visual arts students occasionally upload files for their final assessment  that have an emphasis on idea and concept rather than, say, technical skill. They are often in the form of a found object – a feather, a glove, a light-bulb, a chess piece, rubbish, a clock, a computer circuit board, dead flowers - not forgetting, of course, Barbie (etc.) They all represent something and - given the ...

“Forget the Process Portfolio! The Process Portfolio does not exist!”

Ah, the sparkling skyscrapers of Dubai. I was there fairly recently, involved in a visual arts teacher-training workshop, with a focus (of course) on the new programme. For those participants who were there and who may now be reading this I’d like to say thank you once again for all your creative and positive contributions! Your willingness to share was itself a great reflection of the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate. 1 One area that seemed to cause some confusion for some was ...