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Intro to Visual Criticism & Theory (for the Grad School Curious)

by Ellen Mueller on May 4, 2020, no comments

This summer I’m teaching a 5-week workshop designed as a brief introduction to visual theory and criticism through reading, writing, and discussion. We will examine common critical lenses (feminist, marxist, colonialist, etc.), the importance of context, themes such as the everyday, humor, privilege and difference, as well as two topics selected by the class (from […]

Walking as Artistic Practice (updated for Summer 2020)

by Ellen Mueller on May 3, 2020, no comments

Did you see my posts from last summer, and wish you could take my Walking as Artistic Practice class, but you were far away from Minneapolis? Good news! This summer I’m offering a new version that is online as a remote learning experience! This workshop is designed as a brief survey of some of the […]

Class Visit – How to Research Grad Schools

by Ellen Mueller on April 20, 2020, no comments

Last week I visited MCAD’s undergraduate Professional Practices course taught by Regan Golden-McNerney and Michael Kareken to talk about how to research grad schools. The students had excellent questions and the conversation was very lively!  

Artist Talk on Social Practice

by Ellen Mueller on April 19, 2020, no comments

I enjoyed giving a virtual artist talk to Ross Schlemmer’s History of Social Practice class at UMass Dartmouth this past Tuesday. I focused on a selection of my more participatory projects across a range of media, and fielded very insightful questions from his students! Ross and I first met at the Teaching Social Practice Conference […]

“Handle” Screening

by Ellen Mueller on April 18, 2020, no comments

I’m delighted to have a few video pieces from Phil and I’s Demarcation Series on view in this online exhibition. This program of video works, curated by Adam Farcus, gives shape to human attempts at communing with the natural world, exemplifies ways that we metaphorically use nature to speak about existence, and translates Earth forms […]