Last week students from the specialized art program visited the Koffler Centre for the Arts at Artscape Youngplace. The students became fully absorbed in discussion about the various artworks from the current show Through Lines. To quote the Koffler website ” Each project featured in this exhibition engages a restorative gesture that speaks to the ways in which history and memory are conceptualized within a contemporary context.” Artists have created work dealing with various forms of censorship and redaction stemming from a variety of social contexts.
Students also had a chance to see the exhibition “Small Cures” in which 32 artists have created 100, 6 inch square paintings for auction, with all proceeds going to support cancer patients at Mount Sinai who are facing financial hardship. Follow @smallcures for auction details.
After seeing the show, students got a chance to try their hands at exploring redaction through a workshop on zine making. The students were so inspired that they suggested starting a zine club at school. Stay tuned for that!