day 1373_april 09, 2012

How many bananas make a bunch?….We were in Basel visiting the Museum für Gegenwartskunst and these are what we came across. The neighborhood along the river, on St. Alban-Rheinweg is quite charming (and expensive looking). And…the exhibition, titled On Transfiguration, by Tim Rolins + K.O.S. was worth the trip. It was really interesting to learn more about the collaborative process the team uses to create these pieces. Back when Tim Rollins was setting up his art school for the kids in the Bronx, he would read pieces of literature or they would listen to scores of music while the kids would be sketching the images that came to mind. Then the group would sort through the drawings. Distill them down to the ones they all liked and then use those selected drawings as a springboard to produce a large piece, using the pages of the book they were reading as a background that they then painted on. The kids from the Bronx have come and gone through Tim Rollins art studio classes, but there have been a core group of kids that have been working with him since the beginning.

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