Exploring Unmonumental

Shinique Smith, Detail of Bale Variant Number 0011, 2005 Clothing, accessories, twine, and wood, 72 in x 28 in x 28 in, 150 pounds. Courtesy of the artist and Moti Hasson Gallery, New York
Shinique Smith, Detail of Bale Variant Number 0011, 2005 Clothing, accessories, twine, and wood, 72 in x 28 in x 28 in, 150 pounds. Courtesy of the artist and Moti Hasson Gallery, New York

In this curriculum, students explore themes raised in the exhibition, promoting an informed critical understanding of contemporary art, culture, and current events. The Unmonumental curriculum is comprised of an eight-lesson sequence that cultivates students’ observation, interpretation, and analytical skills.

Themes:
1. Fallen or Disappearing Monuments
2. War, Politics, and Protest
3. Media, Consumer Culture, and Waste
4. Fragmentation, Fragility, Uncertainty, and Violence

Strategies:
1. Juxtaposition
2. Found not Fabricated
3. Assemblage, Collage, and Montage
4. Constructed, not Cast or Carved

G:Class Collaborating Partners:
Bridget Malloy, The Beacon School
Martine Kelsch, City-As-School
Tiffany Vallo, Pace High School