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Process diary

Tara Gurisik

Wyndham College

Artwork title
Untitled (dialogue with average significance)
HSC year
Expressive form
Collection of works
Artist’s statement

REJECT grand narratives of modernism’s artistic direction. ERADICATE boundaries between high and low art. DISRUPT genres and conventions. Irony, parody and humour are the only positions that cannot be overturned by critique or revision. Discuss.

Collection connections

Discuss the importance of the original object in art. Using the works of Ian Burn and Tara Gurisik as examples, debate the proposition that art is formed by ideas as opposed to creating a unique object.

In what ways are Burn’s and Gurisik’s art practices similar? Consider, in particular, the materials used, subject matter and conceptual aspects. Discuss the post-modern qualities in each work.

How do these artists question the role of the museum and the artworks displayed within them? Discuss how Burn and Gurisik redefine what an artwork is and question its relevance in the art world.