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Lesson Plans

a&e.o: isolation & community

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elizabeth garber (egarber)
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 18:55:17 -0700

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A successful example of an artist working with community is Barbara
Kruger's installation, Questions, at MOCA in L.A. The Japanese-American
community, that borders the MOCA building, found Kruger's first proposal
unacceptable. Kruger embraced their input. This does not relate to
ecological art or to social isolation directly, but it may be of interest
to you. Check Erika Doss' book _Spirit Poles and Flying Pigs: Public Art
and Cultural Democracy in American Communities_ (Smithsonian) and David
Deitcher's article in the 2.91 Artforum.

Elizabeth Garber

Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 00:29:50 -0600
From: kmt127
Subject: Re: A&E.O

At 4*31 AM 11/19/97, Kate Menke wrote:
>I am writing in regards to a lesson plan that I am trying to develop. In
>reaction to Ann Hamilton's privation and excesses, her idea that we have
>become isolated from one another in this society, I wanted to find a
>solution. I though that it would be interesting to look at art as solution
>to this problem.

>I would like to present some artists and works that use art to bring a
>community togeather to illustrate possible solutions. Then I would like
>the students to examine this problem and how it applys in their community,
>be it their school, their neighborhoods, city, or state. After examining
>the problem of isolation in these different community I would like them to
>come up with a possible solution and then impliment it.

>If anyone has any ideas how to do this more effectively, or specific
>artists I would greatly appreciate any information. Thanks in advance for
>any help you may give.

>Kate Menke

Elizabeth Garber, Ph.D. office phone: 520.621.9304
Associate Professor of Art fax: 520.621.2955
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