This library guide is meant to help you with your assignments for EALC 219, introduce you to some resources on Contemporary East Asian Art and Visual Culture, and help you locate materials in the Special Collections at Haverford College for your Archival assignment.
A good place to start is to look at the following book (see link below), particularly pages 77-133. In it, you will find a selection of questions to ask yourself when analyzing artwork.
Voice Thread help
Your VoiceThread presentation from the Archive will require working with the program, VoiceThread. Lynda.com is a wonderful resource with online tutorials on how to use various apps and software.
Develop your literature review
Museum Curation and Art Dealing
Your Attribution Problem (8-10 pages) asks you to identify an unknown work by a modern/contemporary East Asian artist and attribute it to a particular artist. You are asked to discuss the piece of art as though you were a curator or dealer. The following resources will help you get a sense for how specialists in the Art world discuss museum curation and art dealing. Browse some of the following books and journals to learn more about how this is done.
- Curator: The Museum Journal This periodical explores a variety of museum environments, including fine arts. Browse through some of the articles to see how people talk about museum curation and art.
- Manifesta Journal: Journal of Contemporary Curatorship Another periodical focusing on curating the art world.
Another important resource to consider are museums themselves. Here are a few museums to consider looking into: see how the curators describe works of art, for example. Not all have huge contemporary collections, but they should still help with your project.