Art Writing &
Methodologies of interpretation
In this workshop focusing on Art writing skills and formats we will deal with the following aspects:
Journalistic vs Academic Writing
Writing Formats: Artist Statement; Catalogue essay; Exhibition review; Interview; Book
Hardcore Academic Writing and The Academic Article
Definition, Theories and Types of Research
Methodologies of Interpretation: Vantage Points of Postcolonialism and Feminism
The Research Proposal
April - July (5 workshops)
With Prof. Elfriede Dreyer
The Art History workshops introduce students to the discipline of Art History. They are suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Visual Arts or Art History, but also for anyone else interested in the theories and histories of Art.
The content of the workshops has been designed in such a way as to allow students to gain insight into the historical forces, ideas and events that shaped the art of today. The topics have applicability for contemporary thinking and art production.
In the workshops a thematic approach is followed and key subject areas are discussed that cut across arthistorical periods. Each topic is physically and visually presented via Powerpoint presentations and discussion. The workshops are interactive and invite critical discourse. Some additional sources for reading are provided.
Date & Time: First Saturday of the month 10 am - 1 pm
Cost: R3000 for complete set of 5 workshops.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org