Exhibition Assessment Criteria

IB Visual Arts: Exhibition Assessment Criteria

It is Internally Assessed by you the teacher and externally moderated.Both SL and HL students select and present their own original, resolved artworks accompanied by exhibition texts and a written curatorial rationale that supports their curatorial decisions. Go to E submission for Exhibition for more details on submission requirements.SL4-7 artworks from your exhibitionWritten curatorial rationale (400 words max)

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Comments 16

Mariana Valdés 31 August 2017 - 17:39

Hi Heather,
would student be penalized for writing 550 ch instead on 500? I really rounds off the idea, and he would not want to take off more words...

Heather McReynolds 31 August 2017 - 19:58

Not penalized, it simply cuts off the text at 500 characters :( Saluti !

xanthipi abel 18 December 2017 - 16:52

HI Heather!
Hope all is well...I have a question about Exhibition submissions...in the Exhibition text...can students document the size of their work in Inches? or does it have to be taken in CM? Thanks! Xanthipi

Heather McReynolds 18 December 2017 - 19:35

interesting point, i think most examiners have a sense of what inches are to cm so sure...( if they assume assume its cm that makes it much bigger, but hey!)

xanthipi abel 10 January 2018 - 20:24

Sweet, thanks!

Zainab Taj 16 January 2018 - 06:42

Hi Heather
I have notice in some of the examples of Exhibition that HL student did work only in one medium like photography or painting and score 7 where as the criteria of HL students should as minimum working with at least three art making forms selected from a minimum of two columns from the table mentioned in the guide.
one of my students wants to do all 11 paintings because she thought that is her strength and she can show her concept clearly through painting please clear
Thank you

Heather McReynolds 19 January 2018 - 20:50

Zainab, that is fine for the exhibition, its the PP that has the various art making requirements. She can have an exhibition of entirely paintings !

Zainab Taj 22 January 2018 - 05:04

Great! Thank you Heather

Elisabeth Chute 23 February 2018 - 12:27

Hi Heather, I've just been told by an examiner that students can also submit "partially resolved" pieces for the Exhibition? The merit/function of this aside, I can't find evidence of this on myIB. Do you know anything? thanks!

Chrissy Brooks 28 February 2018 - 18:43

Hi Heather!
This is my first year of SL Visual Arts and I have a student who will have more than 7 pieces. Can she use more and complete the HL amount and rationale even though her comparative analysis does not fulfill HL. We are hanging work in April.
I had suggested curating with just the 7 best and later for our district art show she can exhibit all of them.
Thoughts? and Thank You

Heather McReynolds 1 March 2018 - 20:01

Hi Chrissy, no as SL she must respect the requirements for SLor it will just create confusion for the examiner! Yes, to the district show solution however.

Heba Yosri 12 March 2018 - 11:24

Hi Heather,
Is it acceptable, to display a sculpture piece in the exhibition, however the piece is not discussed in the PP?Taking into consideration that the student is HL and has covered three different forms out of two different columns.
Thank you!

Emily Squire 13 April 2018 - 20:00

Question- If a student's rationale was not in the exhibit, does the student automatically receive a 1 in the Curatorial Practice piece, or am I able to score higher if the student's rationale isn't needed to understand the exhibit?

Heather McReynolds 14 April 2018 - 11:45

the rationale doesnt need to be in the exhibit, thats a choice. The rationale is used to assess crit D, and plays a role in some of the other criteria too. It is a requirement.

Hareem Qureshy 17 April 2018 - 09:56

is space included in the 500 characters?

Heather McReynolds 17 April 2018 - 20:18

Hareem, I assume you mean for the exhibtion texts, yes spaces included

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