Contemporary Art and Theory

1.How does the exhibition you have chosen speak to the idea of Identity as a Construction?
If your choice is the Maia Lynch Installation, answer the following.

2. What do the works of Maia Lynch say about her understanding of her identity?
She has used multiple mediums to express her identity. Please talk about
The Gouache Paintings, The Video titled “Bolder” and her ceramic studies.

What questions come up for you with regard to your identity through experiencing this exhibition?

If your choice is (Un)Expected Families, answer the following.

3. Discuss the photographs from this exhibition that speak about
three (Un) Expected families and how they each construct a different family,
diverging from what would be “An Expected” family from traditional
understanding.

Since these are all photographs, consider how the artist uses the medium to discuss the construction of each family and speak to the viewer.

What questions come up for you with regard to your identity through experiencing this exhibition?

If your choice is Candice Breitz: Love Story

4.Discuss the art of narration through Juliana Moore and Alex Baldwin as they
take on the multiple refugee stories that have been gleaned through interviews with the actual people who have survived their upheavals.

This one must rely on such details as, facial expressions, body expressions or postures, voice tones and inflections. When are they Juliana and Alex as separate from those stories? Or are they never that in this narrative performance?

What questions come up for you with regard to your identity through experiencing this exhibition?

How does the exhibition you have chosen answer any or all of these questions?

Personally, how do you identify yourself- in what ways do you frame your identity – where do the pieces of your identity come from?

Are there external forces that have shape identity? What are some of these do you think?

Do you believe your identity is now fully formed and will remain as it is until the end of your life? Explain the yes or no that you respond with here.

Are you proud of your identity? Comfortable with your identity? Wish to change it?