Daniel SanGiacomo

aka Daniel Aktas

Name as many artists as possible!

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This is a version of a reflective teacher practice I did in my Contemporary Art and Pedagogy class. For this activity

  1. For this activity, I ask myself or another art teacher to name as many artists as possible in 5 minutes.
  2. When time is up we take a look at the types of artists and ask
    1. How many are woman?
    2. How many are black?
    3. How many are not white European?
    4. How many work collaboratively?
    5. How many are living?

When I did this activity myself I realized my understand of art was largely dead, white, European, and painters. This activity continually shapes my decisions for selecting artists to show to students so that I can make the point that art is made by all people.

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