Open Studio

A continuation of the Open Studio project Mark Bradford initiated at the J. Paul Getty Museum, these activities aim to connect high school teachers and students with the ideas and inspirations of leading contemporary artists. The Aspen Art Museum has also extended this project with more artist-designed activities.

The assignments below were designed by Zarouhie Abdalian, John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, Janet Cardiff, Alejandro Cartagena, Janet Delaney, Kota Ezawa, Josh Faught, Teresita Fernández, Harrell Fletcher, Amy Franceschini, Charles Garoian, Robert Gober, Chris Johanson, Ben Kinmont, Andrew Kudless, Hung Liu, Rigo 23, Alec Soth, Jessica Stockholder, Yvonne Venegas, and David Wilson. Each activity can be viewed online and is also accessible for download as a Word or PDF document.

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Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari of Sanctuary Print Shop: Making a Collaborative Protest Poster
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Martin Venezky: Type Collage, Practice, and Patience
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Desirée Holman: Telling Stories with Masks
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Nicole Miller’s Video Portrait: Capturing a live interview
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Teresita Fernández’s Inventing Places: A closely examined environment
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Josh Faught’s Live to Tell: A survival kit project
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Janet Delaney’s Seeing the Light: Light conditions in photography
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Alejandro Cartagena’s We Are the Space We Live In: Analyzing your environment
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Mark Bradford’s RE-RE-Process: Rearranging the familiar
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Janet Cardiff’s Portraits of Sounds: Drawing the auditory
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Amy Franceschini’s Superhero: Achieving a common good
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Kota Ezawa’s The Burghers of Calais: Re-creating Rodin’s famous sculpture
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Robert Gober’s What Is That?: Sculpting everyday objects
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Charles Garoian’s Micro-Performances: Upending the ordinary
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Harrell Fletcher’s Learn About Your Neighborhood Food System
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Nigel Poor’s Observing Self: Collecting life’s remnants
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Chris Johanson’s How About This?: Diagramming your life
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David Wilson’s Artist Correspondence: Collaging for mail art
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Yvonne Venegas’s Shooting Blind: Photographing without preview mode
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Jessica Stockholder’s Where Does Art Come From?: Making things out of things
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Rigo 23’s Seeing Hands: Coordination, memory, visualization
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Alec Soth’s Treasure Hunt: Photographing something specific
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Hung Liu’s Look, Record, Explore: Drawing small things around you
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Andrew Kudless’s Abstract Ecologies: Seeking details in the natural world
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John Baldessari’s List of Ideas: Fourteen disparate assignments
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Zarouhie Abdalian’s Proposal for a Site: Changing perceptions of places
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Mark Bradford’s Open Studio Introduction
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Ben Kinmont’s On Becoming Something Else: Making editioned artworks

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