Finish this sentence…

Prior to our opening, take a few moments here on our class blog to finish this sentence:

“Researching for an online exhibit on Venice in this seminar allowed me to…”

Consider addressing how you “thought across the class.” In other words…how were you influenced by your colleagues and co-curators, how did your research develop in response to the work of your co-curators, what did you learn from working on this class project, how have your ideas about Venice developed from this project? This will prepare you for your presentations at the opening Thursday. You may certainly respond to comments made by your peers…in fact, this is encouraged. Remember how to comment? Click on “Comments.”

Venice Biennale 2011 materials

The curators of the Central Asia Pavilion invited several international curators and art critics to address isses regarding the representation of nations at the Biennale.  Their responses can be found here:
, Questions from the curatorial of the Central Asia Pavilion

The following reviews of the 54th Biennale were written by Preston Thayer for Art Aujourdhui (, a French online art journal:

Dispatch 1 from 2011

Dispatch 2 from 2011

Dispatch 3 from 2011

DIspatch 4 from 2011

Dispatch 5 from 2011

Dispatch 6 (final) from 2011




Thinking about the exhibit?

Hi everyone!  And that includes Jim and Tim.

Take a look at the Student Work tab (thank you Jim and Tim) and see the image Melanie posted.  Something like that could make an intriguing opening page to our exhibit if we want to think in terms of “exhibit.”  It could be an interesting way for visitors to move through our space.  Any ideas?  Other suggestions?

I’m reading over the research ideas you’ve posted and am impressed.  You have very interesting topics so far…also BIG topics.  Be thinking about how you might focus these broader topics into a topic you can take on in one semester.  Good work!

Art and Love in Renaissance Italy

Here is a review of an important exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) that will be of interest to all of us, especially to Katherine D. for the references to clothing and Avian S. for the references to courtesans.

Courtesan and Blind Cupid (a flap print with liftable skirt), ca. 1588 by Pietro Bertelli”

Be sure to look at the Slide Show.  Unfortunately, not all images from the printed paper are illustrated online.  I’ll bring the article to class tomorrow.

The review is by Roberta Smith and was published in the New York Times, Friday, November 21, 2008.