Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
Works and writings from various fields will be discussed throughout the following thesis, including those from contemporary art, anthropology, ethnology and literary theory. Particular attention will be paid to my studio practice as well as the work of artists: Amy Sillman, Eva Hesse, Richard Tuttle, Jackson Pollock, Donald Judd, Mary Heilmann, Haim Steinbach, Mike Kelley and Marcel Duchamp. Other important materials and texts that will be used to support my argument include: the 2007 group exhibition “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, poet and art critic Raphael Rubenstein’s essay, “Provisional Painting,” anthropologist and ethnologist Claude Lévi-Strauss’s concept of “bricolage,” writer and critic Nicolas Bourriaud’s book, The Radicant, literary theorist Victor Shklovsky’s notion of “defamiliarization,” and the music of country singer/songwriter Roger Miller.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Stumeier, Daniel, "YOU CAN'T ROLLER SKATE IN A BUFFALO HERD" (2014). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 3. https://doi.org/10.7936/K7B8562C.