MINI-PROJECT #1: Art in the Public Sphere
• Choose a previously made piece of art, be it a painting, drawing, print, whatever.
• Take your chosen artwork to various public spaces and photograph the work within those spaces.
• Try to choose spaces in which you normally would not expect to see art.
• Maybe at your job, in a parking lot, behind the bar of a restaurant, hanging from a piece of playground equipment, at a fruit stand next to the highway.
• If you are unsure whether you are allowed to photograph the work in a particular space, simply explain the project and ask if it’s ok. You may be surprised how willing people are to help out.
• Photograph your chosen work in 6-8 different locations.
• Using a phone to photograph is fine, but try to edit your images in Photoshop if necessary to make them look aesthetically pleasing in their own right. If you need help with Photoshop, I am happy to provide it.
• On Tuesday, September 9, you will bring digital images into class and share them with the group. Think about which were most interesting to you, which ones seemed to somehow change the meaning of the work in an unexpected way, based on their new context. Perhaps a series of new, different artworks will have been created through this process.