An artist manifesto is a public declaration of the intentions, motives, or opinions of an artist. Sometimes intended more to shock than to inform, the artist manifesto gives a means of expressing, publicizing, and recording ideas for the artist. Students hash out their values and opinions in order to come up with their own “manifesto phrase.” They research and study the work of Mel Bochner, and his use of text in artwork in particular. Students create and type their manifesto phrases with no spaces or punctuation to achieve an abstract effect with their lettering.

Submitted by: L. Dominiquez, J. Hartway

TIPC Category: Communication & Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Research & Information Fluency

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