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Re: Re: Meaning and Public Art

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Debi13
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 11:16:49 EST


In a message dated 4/1/99 12:09:29 AM, ronmoore wrote:

<<Any ideas out
there? Or experiences you'd like to share about successful and
unsuccessful projects similar to this one in which students are invited to
think about art philosophically?>>

The students can create their own maquets for a public sculpture and defend
its meaning and intent infront of a "fake" panel of city commissioners and
citizens. The audience and panel ask questions and the student must defend
meaning, intent and philosophy. They could pretend that a real sculpture or
public work is their own and defend that. The Maya Lin video gives a great
example of a young woman who was a student at the time, defending her
aesthetic choices as well as meaning and intent. The role play offers the
students an opportunity to try on different perspectives.
Dr. Mickey Day from Brigham Young gave an excellent lesson to teachers a
number of years ago at a Getty meeting in Washington.
The products and critical statements were great even with the short time
frame.
Debi B-H