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 ExhibitionSL4-7 artworks from your exhibitionWritten curatorial rationale (400 words max)

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Comments 21

Irene Winkel 20 March 2017 - 16:15

Hello Heather, could you please confirm that the intention for each piece is 500 characters max, with spaces included, right?

Heather McReynolds 20 March 2017 - 17:15

confirmed ;)

Kathleen Hall 27 March 2017 - 09:45

Hello Heather I have a student asking what happens if you submit less than 8 works for HL Exhibition?

Heather McReynolds 27 March 2017 - 19:07

Less than 8 is not a good idea. Try to at least meet the minimum requirements.

Marita Redondo 28 March 2017 - 00:45

Hi Heather. In students' 2 exhibition photos - do they have to include the exhibition texts and curatorial rationale in the photos or is it ok to just hang the work together and photograph it.

Heather McReynolds 28 March 2017 - 20:30

Marita, its your choice whether to include the texts with the actual physical exhibition but I think it does add something for the viewer

Amy Teran 28 March 2017 - 19:08

Hi Heather...I'm using the assessment guide that translates the points earned into a percentage. My question is where do I find the guide between what percentage equals what score 1-7?

Heather McReynolds 28 March 2017 - 20:28

go to thinkib.net

Doug Lewis 30 March 2017 - 07:23

Hi Heather, some of the photographs for submission were shot in the gallery they showed in. What differentiates an exhibition shot from a documentive photo? Anything other than the obvious? I am interpreting it as 2 submitted " exhibition context shots" and assume that single shots of works would be accepted as such.

Heather McReynolds 31 March 2017 - 17:06

Hi Doug, not sure i understand your question, there are 2 exhibition overview photos that show the context of the exhibition and the rest are images of individual pieces...

Pablo Oliveros 4 April 2017 - 01:13

Hi Heather,
Are students required to exhibit more than one media?

Heather McReynolds 5 April 2017 - 19:45

Pablo, it is not a requirement for the exhibition

Brian Reynolds 5 April 2017 - 09:10

Heather, I just want to make sure I'm on track. I have had my students submit the 2 overall pics of the exhibition in context and the exhibition texts have the titles of their pieces then they have pics of each work by itself and the file names are the titles . . .does that work?

Heather McReynolds 5 April 2017 - 19:42

sounds good Brian, ;)
descriptor D prints on page 2

Brian Reynolds 5 April 2017 - 09:31

The description of descriptor D is missing from the downloadable document . . .

Heba Yosri 24 May 2017 - 12:04

Hi Heather,
I have a student who's a hard worker and shows great potential and a passion for learning.However, this student has a big hurdle.Her English is so poor. that it hinders proper delivery of her knowledge whether in spoken or written work.
My question is;Can this student perform her exhibition interview in Arabic?
Can she write her work in Arabic and have a professional translate to her in English?
Thank you,

Heather McReynolds 24 May 2017 - 17:24

Hi Heba, there is no interview, only a written rationale. She could get some help translating this into english. The CS and PP both require writing but this can be in note form or bullet points, language is not assessed per se but it is important that she can communicate clearly and use subject specific language

Dian Ritter 21 August 2017 - 07:57

Is there an IB recommended Rubric for assessing EACH art work at the time it is finished? I have always designed my own independently using IB criteria vocab; but they are not EXACT or as formal as the Mark Bands. I would like a Rubric that is identical to the criteria an examiner would use if assessing a single piece rather than the 'whole body of work'. Thanks!

Heather McReynolds 21 August 2017 - 15:42

Thats a good idea Dian, I will make one too, however in the meantime you can apply the criteria B and C to each piece singly, Did you see this rubric?

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 !

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