Prompts are opportunities to talk about and use artist films in a variety of ways:

  • For a thematic investigation
  • To initiate a range of conversations
  • To do something hands on
  • To explore a work of art in depth
  • To compare and contrast artistic approaches

John Baldessari (artist page)
THEMATIC: Describing and Making Art
THEMATIC: The Process of Looking
QUESTIONS: John Baldessari
HANDS-ON: John Baldessari

Cao Fei (artist page)
THEMATIC: Cultural Trends and Genres
THEMATIC: Utopia
QUESTIONS: Cao Fei
HANDS ON: Cao Fei

Mary Heilmann (artist page)
THEMATIC: Narratives and Abstraction
THEMATIC: Icons and Inspiration
QUESTIONS: Mary Heilmann
HANDS ON: Mary Heilmann

William Kentridge (artist page)
THEMATIC: Working Across Media
THEMATIC: Spontaneity and Preparation
QUESTIONS: William Kentridge
HANDS ON: William Kentridge

Kimsooja (artist page)
THEMATIC: Transcendence and Personal Experience
THEMATIC: Social Sculpture
QUESTIONS: Kimsooja
HANDS ON: Kimsooja

Jeff Koons (artist page)
THEMATIC: Technology and Process
THEMATIC: Popular objects and communication
QUESTIONS: Jeff Koons
HANDS ON: Jeff Koons

Florian Maier-Aichen (artist page)
THEMATIC: Photography and historical methods
THEMATIC: Art and Documentary Photographs
QUESTIONS: Florian Maier-Aichen
HANDS ON: Florian Maier-Aichen

Paul McCarthy (artist page)
THEMATIC: Taboos and Conventions
THEMATIC: Transformation and Distortion
QUESTIONS: Paul McCarthy
HANDS ON: Paul McCarthy

Allan McCollum (artist page)
THEMATIC: Symbols and systems
THEMATIC: Uniqueness and Mass Production
QUESTIONS: Allan McCollum
HANDS ON: Allan McCollum

Julie Mehretu (artist page)
THEMATIC: Addition and Subtraction
THEMATIC: Scale, Maps, and Diagrams
QUESTIONS: Julie Mehretu
HANDS ON: Julie Mehretu

Doris Salcedo (artist page)
THEMATIC: History and Experience
THEMATIC: Collaboration and Context
QUESTIONS: Doris Salcedo
HANDS ON: Doris Salcedo

Cindy Sherman (artist page)
THEMATIC: Characters and Identity
THEMATIC: Portraiture
QUESTIONS: Cindy Sherman
HANDS ON: Cindy Sherman

Yinka Shonibare MBE (artist page)
THEMATIC: Beauty and Zeitgeist
THEMATIC: Parody and Satire
QUESTIONS: Yinka Shonibare MBE
HANDS ON: Yinka Shonibare MBE

Carrie Mae Weems (artist page)
THEMATIC: Social History, Personal History
THEMATIC: Appropriation and Borrowing
QUESTIONS: Carrie Mae Weems
HANDS ON: Carrie Mae Weems