Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Black Mountain College

Continuing with investigating Manchester School of Art whilst researching other famous art institutions, namely, Black Mountain College, North Carolina. A school that was only open from 1933 to 1957, producing artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly who were taught by the likes of John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Josef Albers. I think I'm drawn to the mythical quality of this school-it's brief history and anti-academic, progressive principles...A magazine called '5 Photographers' was produced at the school by the photography students...There was one issue of 25 copies that is extremely rare and has seemingly slipped out of existence...inspired by Black Mountain College I have started to reproduce this magazine for my final project and this is the front cover...a slightly doctored version of a BMC review stolen from the library...

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