Challenge: Critique two of the images above, stationary or moving. One of your critiques must be written, 150 words maximum, while the other can take a visual or mixed visual-verbal form.
What we’re looking for: Critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, acuity, nuance, sense-based intelligence, powers of extrapolation, ethical vision, and innovative combinations of aesthetic and socio-political critique
*Applicants must fulfill all requirements for admission to the CT+CR Program. See the Application Checklist on our site. E-mail your critiques in the form of a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org, using “MA CT+CR: Your Name, Art-edu” as the subject line for your message as well as the title of the PDF document.
About the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research
CT+CR seeks to help forge a discipline that does for the new relations obtaining between words, images, and objects what the field of rhetoric accomplished for language; to unify the major strands of critical theory, revivifying it as a powerful tool of criticism and critique; and to create new ways of understanding, situating, and configuring knowledge and research in the new century. If you would like to know more, please contact Founding Co-chairs Anne-Marie Oliver (503 236 0345; email@example.com) and Barry Sanders (626 826 2222; firstname.lastname@example.org)
PNCA offers five master’s programs that prepare students for a life of creative practice: the Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft and Design (offered jointly with Oregon College of Art and Craft), the Master of Fine Arts in Collaborative Design, the Master of Arts in Critical Theory and Creative Research, the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies, and the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies.
Row 1. Oliver Brodwolf and Florian Dombois, Sonification of Tohoku Earthquake, Japan [link]; Christian Boltanski, No Man’s Land [link]; Guillermo Vargas Jiménez, Eres Lo Que Lees (You Are What You Read) [link]
Row 2. Agnes Denes, Wheatfield-A Confrontation [link]; Keith Mayerson, Ode to Falling Man [link]; Invisible Octopus [link]
Row 3. David Attenborough, Lyre Bird [link]; Video of Bruce Nauman’s MAPPING THE STUDIO II (Fat Chance John Cage) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago [link]; Xu Zhen, The Starving of Sudan [link]
Row 4. Atta Kim, ON-AIR Project 110-7/ Long Exposure Series [link]; Patricia Piccinini, The Young Family [link]; Jake & Dinos Chapman, Insult to Injury [link]