Unit Six: Students Talk Back & Conclusion to the Series

In this final Unit former University of South Florida students talk about works of art they selected on their own and feel passionate about.


Each discussion leads to more questions! Examples of performance art lead to comments about race and gender; video art by Christian Marclay appears to suggest appropriating or borrowing images from other forms of visual production is perfectly OK. What happens to ownership or even originality in a digital world?

The participants choose primarily contemporary works, with some surprises. These choices lead to asking how the average museum – goer, without some study of art, stands a chance of “looking” patiently at art not rendered in a traditional Western medium?