Art Questions on the Magic Board

April 27-May 11, 2015
Curated by Eveline Alix, Tyrone Bilingsley, Satchel Forrester, Daniela Hernandez, Riley Kleve, Amara Korley, Henry Pskowski, Claire Sammut, Sweeney, Connor Williams, and Xoxi Zhong
Art Questions, HACU 245 with Karen Koehler

What is art? This semester, students in the course Art Questions investigated works of literature, art, architecture, sound, performance, and film to explore concepts such as authenticity, forgery, appropriation, transcendence, mimesis, representation, commitment, and dissidence.

This series of questions culminated in a final project in which students curated digital exhibitions for the Magic Board, starting with objects in Hampshire’s art, archival, circulating, and special collections that raise an enduring question about art. The interviews, texts, images, and sounds on an ipad installation supplement and further contextualize the exhibitions on the Magic Board. Many of the physical objects from Hampshire collections that prompted these exhibitions are on view in vitrines installed on the first floor of the library.

The course was made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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