Final Projects, Spring 2014 – Counter / Current
The work in Counter/Current celebrates the dynamic role that artist educators can play at the crucial intersection of inquiry and creativity. Art that compels us to think is like a good teacher who opens up the world and encourages us to be intrepid explorers, critical thinkers, and emboldened meaning makers. The title Counter/Current also suggests the ability to expose new or hidden truths, to present untold stories or histories, and to debunk long-standing beliefs. The twelve artist educators in this exhibition were challenged to conceive of art making as a form of research that empowers viewers to find new meaning about the world around them. Each artist chose a question drawn directly from his/her classroom experience or personal history, and using this question as a starting point, selected a method of investigation that would inform their art-making process.
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