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Activity 4
DIFFERENTIATION
WB p. 40



Exhibition Corner





Melting Away, A Ten-Year Journey through Our Endangered Polar Regions.

▬ Artist Selection ▬

  • Ai Weiwei mixes humour and oppression.
  • Mbongeni Buthelezi softens plastic to create influential art.
  • Chris Jordan is the current “it” green artist.
  • Mary Mattingly creates wearable sculptures.
  • Roy Staab‘s exhibits only last as long as their natural materials.
  • Agnes Denes is a queen among land artists who exhibits in the U.S.A.
  • Camille Seaman highlights the fragility of the polar regions.
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You are in charge of one artist from the selection.

1
Research one artist from the selection. Find three of her or his works of art and explain why she or he is a conscious artist.


2
What is your opinion of her or his art? Do you subscribe to her or his artistic vision?


Useful vocabulary: What makes her / him a conscious artist is... It appeals to me... I like how she / he... I don’t quite understand why...
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Let's talk this out!
MEDIATION

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Share your findings and learn about the other artists.

3
What are the main common points and differences between these artists?


4
a. Which message is the most effective? Why?


b. Can conscious art make a difference?


Useful vocabulary: It really makes the point... I find it creative / inspirational / ridiculous / useless that...
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From French to English
MEDIATION

La traduction de « chez »

in this artist’s work : chez cet artiste

my home, at home : chez moi

at (place) : chez (+ lieu)

among artists : chez les artistes

Let’s learn!

Stand up / Sit down

Prepare sentences about the artist and works of art you were in charge of. Hand them to the teacher or to a mediating student. Everyone stands. When you hear a sentence about your artist, you can sit down.

On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 3

Organise an Exhibition

Let’s use what you have learnt in !

Choose two more works of art to be featured at a Conscious Art exhibition in your school on Earth Day (April 22nd). Present your chosen artists and interpretations of these works.

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