Artpace through the eyes of a second grader
Last week, 99 second graders visited Artpace. After we discussed how artist Tony Feher let the Hudson (Show)Room space influence his artistic decisions and his 12.1 “site-determined” installation, one student reflected:
I learned that an artist put tape on a window for decoration because the window had broken but they replaced with a clear glass and that’s how he got the idea.
The students also learned about Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residency program during their tour. Here’s the students summary of our signature program, second-grade style:
I learned that an artist can make anything they want and I learned that [every] two months the artist has two months and then the artist goes home and another artist comes and works for two months.
Image credits: (Top) Tony Feher, Thomas Hoving, 2012. Detail. Photo by Todd Johnson; (middle) Second grade students tour Artpace’s 12.1 Hudson (Show)Room exhibition; (bottom) A student shares thoughts about the work of Tony Feher, Judith Cottrell, and the IAIR program at Artpace