Topic Discussion: Development of Representation

Baudrillard – ideas and concepts
Dr. Barbara Mitra inteviews Alan How in this film which explores key concepts and ideas relating to Jean Baudrillard.

Art & Technology 8.2 Baudrillard & Simulacra, A short illustration of Jean Baudrillard’s influential ideas on simulation and simulacra.

Julian Schnabel: In The Course of Seven Days

A Rare Look Inside the Artist’s Home Studio as He Opens His First US Museum Show Since the 1980s

Julian Schnabel’s bold, appropriative style has polarized critical opinion since he burst onto the New York art scene in the late 1970s, becoming one of America’s most famous living painters. His reputation as an artist was almost eclipsed by his success as a film director, with credits including Basquiat and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, for which he won the Palme D’Or. Porfirio Munoz’s documentary In The Course of Seven Days is timely: currently showing at the Dallas Contemporary—his first US museum show since the 1980s—and with two solo exhibitions coming up, the controversial Brooklyn-born painter is back in vogue. “This show is a capsule of what happened, a selection of paintings from the past 10 years, more or less,” says Schnabel of Every Angel Has a Dark Side, which opens at the Dairy Art Centre in London on 25 April. “It’s a continuum of ways that I have made marks, used materials and created images.”

Topic Discussion: Realism and Sensation 

Francis Bacon A Terrible Beauty

The Life of Francis Bacon Documentary

Leon Golub – Figuration and Monsters

Leon Golub – Process

Ben Reeves

from Emily Carr University

Ben Reeves’ recent exhibitions include: Complicated Matter at Museum London; Drawing Painting at the Oakville Galleries; Shifting Space: Cultural Transformations at the Sichuan Institute of Fine Art in Chongqing, China; the traveling show, Lines Painted in Early Spring (Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, The Koffler Centre, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, and Galerie  de L’Université du Québec à Montréal); High Points: Canadian Contemporary Art, Ten Years of Recent Acquisitions at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal; and For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Ben is represented by the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver and by Jessica Bradley ART+PROJECTS in Toronto. He has been a Lecturer at the University of British Columbia, Assistant Professor (painting) at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Guelph, and is currently Assistant Professor specializing in painting and drawing at Emily Carr University.

Topic Discussion: Photography / Mediated Culture “The Modern Painter”

Video File: CSM Presents: Ralph Rugoff — The painting of modern life

Ralph Rugoff is Director of the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre. As a curator he has organized numerous exhibitions including The Painting of Modern Life; Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture and Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting.

This talk was given at King’s Place on 15 February 2010.


Julie Mehretu: Workday | Art21 “Exclusive”

Episode #092: Filmed in her Berlin studio, Julie Mehretu discusses the ups and downs of her daily studio practice. Mehretu is shown working on the painting “Middle Grey” (2007-2009), one work in a suite of seven paintings commissioned by the Deutsche Guggenheim as part of the exhibition “Julie Mehretu: Grey Area.”

Julie Mehretu’s paintings and drawings refer to elements of mapping and architecture, achieving a calligraphic complexity that resembles turbulent atmospheres and dense social networks.


Julie Mehretu: “Mural” | “Exclusive” | Art21

Episode #106: Julie Mehretu puts the finishing touches on her large-scale painting “Mural” at Goldman Sachs, adjusting shapes and colors in dialogue with the architecture and views from the street.


Tate Shots Issue 13 – Fiona Rae

Fiona Rae is one of the generation known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. Yet while her peers explored installation and video, she stayed faithful to painting. Rachel Spence asks her about her new works showing at the Timothy Taylor Gallery at Frieze.

Lastly, In addition to your readings please review the Project #3 content as I  have added extra examples to help you with generating ideas for the project.  Next class I will meet with each of you to discuss your studies and ideas for the project – Have a productive weekend!


Topic Discussion: Painting & Photo as a Memory Tool, reconnecting to the past

  • How photography can act as an opening to accessing memory

Pia Fries Krapprhizom Luisenkupfer (subtitles)

Pia Fries is a Swiss painter. Fries was born in Beromunster, Switzerland and studied sculpture in Lucerne in 1980, and painting under Gerhard Richter at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1986. Fries works are paintings but the paint is so sculpted that is almost sculpture. pFries uses images from Merian’s book Flowers, Butterflies and Insects.

Zhang Huan Ash Paintings and Memory Doors

Published on Jul 19, 2012

Interview with Zhang Huan on the AGO show

Susanna Heller, Feb 2013
Susanna Heller talks about her work


The Art View – Cecily Brown at Essl Museum

In the main hall of the Essl museum Cecily Brown shows her paintings. At the pressc onference she talked about her work. June 20 — Oct. 07, 2012.


The Painter of Exception Neo Rauch | Arts.21


Michaël Borremans, A Knife in the Eye [english subs]


Lecture 12, History Painting after Two World Wars: Anselm Kiefer’s Die Ungeborenen

Published on Dec 16, 2013

Kiefer’s moving work of 2001 reaches deep into myth and science to help make sense of recent history, particularly in Germany. Other 20th-century artists have tried to revive historical consciousness and to find a moral role for art. Could this be successful in today’s conditions?

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