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Preparing for an IB Visual Arts Exhibition is a crucial and final step in the journey of IB Visual Arts students. This exhibition holds significant weightage in the final assessment and requires careful planning and execution.
SL students are required to submit 4-7 artworks, while HL students must provide 8-11 artworks. The exhibition text should contain essential details such as the artwork title, medium, size, intentions, and sources. Moreover, a curatorial rationale of 400 words (SL) or 700 words (HL) is mandatory. Optional photographs can be included to emphasize specific details or scale.
The exhibition is evaluated based on coherence, technical competence, conceptual qualities, and curatorial practice. To ensure a successful exhibition, it is recommended to focus on a single theme, develop a cohesive collection, select artworks thoughtfully, curate the exhibition effectively, seek feedback and revision, document the artistic process, and practice presentation skills.
IB Pros offers valuable support and advice for the exhibition, and their contact information is provided for further assistance.
When preparing for a great IB Visual Arts Exhibition, it is important to include essential elements such as a title, medium, artwork size, intentions, sources, and a curatorial rationale of 400 words (SL) or 700 words (HL), as well as optional photographs to highlight specific details or scale.
Choosing artwork for the exhibition is a crucial step, as it should showcase the artist's proficiency and personality. The exhibition text should provide necessary information about each artwork, including the title, medium, size, intentions behind the creation, and sources of inspiration. This text helps viewers understand the artist's thought process and the context of each artwork.
Additionally, the curatorial rationale is a critical component that explains the artist's overall concept, themes, and the selection and arrangement of artworks in the exhibition. It provides a deeper understanding of the artist's intentions and the cohesive narrative of the exhibition.
The assessment criteria for the IB Visual Arts Exhibition include coherence, technical competence, conceptual qualities, and curatorial practice. Coherence refers to the connection and unity among the artworks in terms of theme, style, and presentation. It is important for the artworks to work together harmoniously to create a cohesive exhibition. Technical competence evaluates the level of skill and craftsmanship demonstrated in the artworks. This includes the mastery of materials, techniques, and processes. Conceptual qualities assess the depth and intellectual engagement of the artworks. It examines the artist's understanding of their chosen theme or concept, as well as the ideas communicated through the artworks. Curatorial practice evaluates the artist's ability to curate and present the exhibition effectively, considering factors such as layout, lighting, and the inclusion of supporting materials.
Assessment CriteriaDescriptionCoherenceConnection and unity among artworksTechnical CompetenceLevel of skill and craftsmanshipConceptual QualitiesDepth and intellectual engagementCuratorial PracticeCuration and presentation skills
The assessment criteria provide a framework for evaluating the overall quality and success of the IB Visual Arts Exhibition.
Tutor support is available to provide assistance and guidance throughout the preparation process for the IB Visual Arts Exhibition. This support offers several benefits and can greatly enhance the overall quality of the exhibition.
Here are four ways in which tutors can provide valuable guidance:
With the support and guidance of tutors, students can confidently prepare for a great IB Visual Arts Exhibition.