Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment

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Draw It together with your Eyes Closed: the paintings of the artwork project, is a special and wide-ranging anthology that includes essays, drawings, and assignments from over a hundred individuals together with: John Baldessari, William Pope.L, Mira Schor, Rochelle Feinstein, Bob Nickas, Chris Kraus, Liam Gillick, Amy Sillman, James Benning, and Michelle Grabner. functional and quixotic in equivalent elements, the paintings project can resemble a riddle up to a recipe, and sometimes sounds extra like a haiku, or perhaps a shaggy dog story, than a transparent directive. From introductory routines in standpoint drawing to graduate-level experiments in societal transformation, the project coalesces principles approximately what artwork is, the way it can be taught, and what better function it will possibly, or would possibly not, serve. The e-book is a written checklist of an evolving oral culture. Bringing jointly 1000s of assignments, anti-assignments, and artistic endeavors from either academics and scholars from a huge diversity of associations, Draw It together with your Eyes Closed serves as an archive and an instigation, a instructing instrument and a query mark, a critique and a tribute.

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