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What Is Contemporary Art? Wee 01 Quiz Answers

Quiz : Memory Check

Q1. How does Arthur Jafa refer to his notebooks of images that he has collected over time?

  • As catalogues
  • As mood boards
  • As manuals
  • All of the above

Q2. Fill in the blank from this quote by Gretchen Bender: “I think of the _______ as a cannibalistic river, there is no consciousness or mind. It’s about absorbing and converting.”

  • World
  • Art
  • Media
  • All of the above

Q3. From where did Rania Stephan source films to create The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni?

  • The internet
  • Soad Hosni’s estate
  • Pirated VHS tapes
  • All of the above

Q4. According to Jacolby Satterwhite, we are in the age of the remix.

  • True
  • False

Q5. As a “biting commentary about politics, the country, and power” in Bogotá, Colombia, where were Beatriz Gonzalez’s Zócalo de la tragedia and Zócalo de la comedia posters meant to be displayed?

  • In art galleries
  • In government offices
  • Outside on city streets
  • All of the above

Q6. In Listen to This, Tom Rubnitz and David Wojnarowicz critiqued which of these institutions? Select all that apply.

  • The mass media
  • The Church
  • The United States government

Q7. Alfredo Jaar made Lament of the Images in part as a response to people’s indifference to his documentation of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.

  • True
  • False

Q8. Dayanita Singh says, “Photography is not just about seeing. It’s about ________.” Select all that apply

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Having some feeling
  • All of the above

Q9. What was the inspiration for Susan Kare’s design for the Command key for Apple computers?

  • A four-leaf clover shaped symbol
  • A police badge
  • A police hat
  • All of the above

Q10. Harun Farocki explores how the United States military employs which of the following to train its troops?

  • Video game technology
  • Social media
  • Computer hacking
  • All of the above

What Is Contemporary Art? Wee 02 Quiz Answers

Quiz : Memory Check

Q1. In Red/Red (Untitled) Diptych 1 and 2 Aslı Çavuşoğlu’s uses two different pigments of red (one from Armenia and one from Turkey) to highlight the historical conflict between those bordering nations.

  • True
  • False

Q2. “We weren’t even trying to make a film about the border, we were trying to make a film about the desert. It just so happens that there’s a border that crosses it. We were out to understand this space.” What border is El Mar La Mar director J.P. Sniadecki referring to?

  • United States-Canada
  • United States-Mexico
  • Mexico-Guatemala
  • None of the above

Q3. From where did the batik fabric in Yinka Shonibare’s How Does a Girl Like You Get to Be a Girl Like You? originate?

  • The Netherlands
  • West Africa
  • Indonesia
  • None of the above

Q4. Bouchra Khalili’s The Mapping Journey Project is an effort to investigate how individuals try to resist arbitrary boundaries and restrictive conceptions of identity and nation-state.

  • True
  • False

Q5. Martin Wong paints a street view of the Lower East Side in New York City with two small figures standing at the corners. Who are these figures?

  • Owners of longtime neighborhood businesses under threat of displacement
  • A landlord and his evicted tenant
  • Wong and a close friend and occasional lover
  • None of the above

Q6. IRWIN member Borut Vogelnik describes NSK as a state without what?

  • Territory
  • A national anthem
  • A head of state

Q7. Emily Jacir filmed similar businesses in Ramallah and New York to underscore what?

  • How different they are
  • How similar they are

Q8. Halil Altindere collaborated with a group of activist Romani rappers to create Wonderland. What are they protesting? Select all that apply.

  • The destruction of the Sulukule neighborhood in Istanbul
  • Turkey’s relationship with the United States
  • Romani displacement in Istanbul
  • A government-led urban renewal program

Q9. According to Amanda Williams, which practices led to the housing conditions that inspired her to make Color(ed) Theory Suite?

  • Years of disinvestment
  • Discriminatory housing lending
  • Not having the ability to own your environment
  • All of the above

Q10. The National Union of Sahrawi Women made a woven panel detailing the ministries of the Rabouni refugee camp in order to highlight which of the following?

  • Their skills in the traditional craft of weaving
  • The burden of government bureaucracy on their lives
  • The fact that they have created the components of a future nation-state

What Is Contemporary Art? Wee 03 Quiz Answers

Quiz : Memory Check

Q1. Fill in the blanks. Sheila Hicks said: “I have no prejudices about materials. The more ______ they are and the more ______ they are, the more I am attracted to them.”

  • Pliable and adaptable
  • Biodegradable and environmentally friendly
  • Coarse and hard

Q2. What are the panels in Liz Deschenes’ Tilt/Swing made from?

  • Silkscreens
  • Silver toned, silver gelatin photograms
  • Painted wood

Q3. Kerry Tribe shows two identical projections side-by-side, but one runs with a 20-second delay. What is this delay meant to symbolize?

  • The fact that early films were only 20 seconds in duration
  • The length of Henry Molaison’s short-term memory
  • The time it takes for 16mm film to begin degrading when it is projected

Q4. What everyday objects did Sheela Gowda repurpose to make her installation, Of All People?

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Shutters
  • A table
  • All of the above

Q5. What did Lady Pink use to create cracks in the walls and on the sidewalk in Trust visions that don’t feature buckets of blood?

  • A palette knife
  • The end of a paintbrush
  • Her fingernails
  • A pencil

Q6. For White #19, Glenn Ligon used a stencil and which material to apply layers of text onto canvas?

  • Acrylic paint
  • Permanent ink
  • Oil stick

Q7. Select all the materials that Luther Price used to make Sorry.

  • Leaves
  • Old t-shirts
  • Dead insects
  • Ink
  • Fur

Q8. Amy Sillman compares the process of making a painting to:

  • Watching a film
  • Reading a book
  • Dancing
  • None of the above

Q9. What are some of the factors that inform the design of the glass columns made by Neri Oxman and her team at MIT?

  • Ability to harness solar energy
  • Proposed structural load
  • Beauty
  • All of the above

Q10. What are the dancers in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Work/Travail/Arbeid guided by as they dance in the museum?

  • Ropes attached to the ceiling to mark their positions
  • Lights that spotlight their positions
  • Chalk patterns drawn on the gallery floor

What Is Contemporary Art? Wee 04 Quiz Answers

Quiz : Memory Check

Q1. What did Pope.L aim to underscore by wearing a suit while performing Tompkins Square Crawl?

  • How constricting professional attire is
  • The lack of opportunity for many in America
  • The conformity of professional life

Q2. What did Luis Camnitzer do to memorialize the 300 people in Uruguay who were disappeared during the country’s dictatorship?

  • Create a public memorial
  • Seamlessly insert their names into the pages of a phone book
  • Read their names aloud
  • None of the above

Q3. Tania Bruguera made Untitled (Havana, 2000) with the intention to activate all of our senses.

  • True
  • False

Q4. Feeling dismissed as a black man after the police brutality against Rodney King in 1992, Nick Cave was inspired to give new life to discarded objects in his Soundsuits.

  • True
  • False

Q5. Patrick Staff’s Weed Killer is an exploration of the intersection of which of these?

  • Gender
  • Illness
  • Contamination
  • Wealth
  • All of the above

Q6. Mlle Bourgeoise Noire is a persona created by Lorraine O’Grady to call out the art world for continually excluding women and artists of colour.

  • True
  • False

Q7. What inspired Xiao Lu to shoot her work Dialogue in 1989?

  • Her conflicting feelings about relationships
  • She wanted to start the Tiananmen Square protests
  • Her increasingly critical views of the art world
  • All of the above

Q8. What sound does Ralph Borland’s Suited for Subversion (Prototype) emit in an attempt to deter police from harming protestors?

  • Crying
  • Panting
  • Heartbeats
  • All of the above

Q9. What footage does Marta Popivoda use at the beginning of Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body to set the tone of the video?

  • Children pledging to be model citizens of the Republic
  • A dove in flight
  • Military tanks driving through a city

Q10. In We hold where we study, Wu Tsang alternates between showing one pair of dancers and both pairs in overlapping projections to emphasize their isolation.

  • True
  • False

What Is Contemporary Art? Wee 05 Quiz Answers

Quiz : Memory Check

Q1. Mark Lombardi conducted research to make the visual charts of interconnected events and protagonists, such as Banco Nazionale del Lavoro, Reagan, Bush, Thatcher, and the Arming of Iraq, c. 1979-1990 (4th version) using what resources?

  • Publicly available sources
  • Oral histories he conducted
  • Classified documents

Q2. The title of Danh Vo’s work 08:43, 26.05 refers to the time and date of which of the following?

  • When his family emigrated from South Vietnam
  • When the chandelier in the work was removed from the Hotel Majestic
  • When the Vietnam War ended

Q3. Trevor Paglen’s It Began as a Military Experiment shows us that the U.S. military conducted early research into converting human bodies into data sets that could power vast systems of surveillance and control.

  • True
  • False

Q4. What serves as a metaphor for the immediate clash of history with the present that Deana Lawson creates in her photograph Nation?

  • Thomas Jefferson’s wig
  • Abraham Lincoln’s top hat
  • George Washington’s dentures

Q5. Placing her Truisms on everything from T-shirts to LED signs to posters, Jenny Holzer draws attention to complex power dynamics in society by co-opting what?

  • Political debates
  • Social media
  • Common marketing strategies

Q6. Wolfgang Tillmans’s photograph, Sendeschluss / End of Broadcast I,of static on analogue television was made to evoke:

  • Censorship
  • Staying up late after the last TV show ends
  • Nostalgia for old television technology

Q7. The collective Chto Delat (What is to be done?) tried to creatively tackle social and political issues in Russia but felt that they had failed after 11 years. What were the conditions that prompted this reevaluation of their project?

  • Discrimination against LGBTQ+ people spiked in Russia
  • A split in the group caused by infighting

Q8. What does Chéri Samba’s Water Problem propose as an intentionally unrealistic solution to humanity’s water problem?

  • Looking for water on Mars
  • Looking for water at the center of the Earth
  • Converting fuel into water

Q9. Mine Kafon is designed to be heavy enough to detonate mines but light enough to be what?

  • Shipped internationally
  • Carried by the wind
  • Look delicate

Q10. Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairi want to draw people’s attention to the three moments of oil in the energy system. How do they characterize these moments? Select all that apply:

  • Moments of burning
  • Points of extraction
  • Points of transit
  • Moments of excess

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