4. Article Ideation
I am planning on writing about art controversy in Milwaukee for my article. Talking about the idea as a whole instead of a single artist, seems very interesting to me. I've been thinking about what I can all talk about in the article and how I want to format it. Some ideas I've had so far are talking about each artist's original intent with a specific controversial art piece in Milwaukee, finding artworks that have the artist original intent hidden and/or apparent, how others see it, and how that affects the community. I was thinking about asking people around town, inside of MIAD and outside, to see what they think of a specific piece. Seeing if they think it's controversial, if so why, and how it affects them. One artwork that is very controversial right now in Milwaukee is the "Headless Woman" on the north side of the P.H. Dye House building created by Andres Von Chrzanowski. It would be interesting to see how this work affects not only women but men. Another very controversial artwork in Milwaukee is the mural of "Devontay" in the Black Cat Alley by Adam James Stoner. Is it an unclear portrayal, a negative stereotype of African Americans or does it stand for Milwaukee's legacy of a high incarceration percentage of black men than any other city? It would be interesting to ask multiple people what they think of it and see how this mural affects them, if it does. It would be also interesting to see what they think about the vandalism of Stoner's mural that had just recently happened.
I plan on finding many different controversial works around Milwaukee and asking people about them. I want to see how they react to specific art and what they have to say about them. I find art controversy to be a very interesting topic to not only write about, but research further and get more information on the subject. I want to get direct quotes from people I talk to and do a lot more research about why art controversy exists in hopes that will strengthen my articles importance.
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This could develop in a number of ways. You might strengthen the idea going forward by further defining the people you want responses to the work from. Do you want randomly impacted people? Do you want critics' responses? A particular segment of an affected community? Who are the people whose opinions/responses you seek?
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