ECC x AAI: Zorica Čolić

December 4, 2019
Presented in collaboration with Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center

Zorica Čolić is an artist who often juxtaposes found images and objects from diverse sources—fashion magazines, medical books, pills, medical paraphernalia—to focus on political and cultural individuation processes that form the human body. For her collaboration with the Early Childhood Center, students were encouraged to observe images from different sources (books, magazines, newspapers), cut out those they found interesting, and then experimented with shapes, design, and placement to create a collage that represents them. Each student created a self-portrait that doesn’t just resemble them physically, but represents their character as well.

ECC x Artists Alliance is a series of collaborative projects initiated by Artists Alliance Inc with Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center. Designed and led by guest artists, in collaboration with ECC educator Tom Pnini, students work in the classroom on pre-designed projects that both parallel the school’s current art curriculum and extend from the individual artist’s existing practice. Collectively, the projects urge students to experience art-making through unexpected visual relationships, using professional artists’ practices as a means to create engaging and interactive learning activities.

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