UNM’s “Curriculum Development in Art Education” students in response to The Remix Room with León De la Rosa-Carrillo.

“Today is gloomy. It has been raining and snowing all day. I like it though. It is a nice indicator that the days are separate from one another.” Tiffany Reddford, UNM “Curriculum Development in Art Education.”

The Remix Room is an experiment in creative arts research and art museum education, curated by Traci Quinn. The exhibition represents the UNM Art Museum’s second installment of the Creative-In-Residence project. During Spring 2020, artist and educator León De la Rosa-Carrillo engaged UNM students in the exploration of remix as a form of critical inquiry and artistic practice. León was scheduled to visit UNM from March 30th — April 15th to work with UNM students. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, León’s residency transitioned into a remote project, virtually working with students from his home in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Students from various areas across campus participated by creating new work, project proposals and curricular content.

One of the classes that participated in the project was Gigi Yu’s “Curriculum Development in Art Education”, an undergrad and graduate course that studies historical, philosophical, and cultural underpinnings for designing teaching and learning in art education settings. Dr. Yu describes the process of working with León and the resulting project:

We began meeting with León shortly after the quarantine began, during our virtual classroom sessions. León shared with us his creative process for creating glitched images. Next, students photographed their “current realities” during the initial stages of the quarantine. During our virtual classroom, León demonstrated the manipulation of the image text which created new visual interpretations.

The study of glitched images opened up a dialogue on reframing/reexamining failure and uncertainty as opportunities for seeing reality in new ways. We related these ideas to creating curriculum in art education. Creating art curriculum is an opportunity to plan for what happens in the classroom. However, when the plan is put into practice, the outcome might look very different than we anticipated. Embracing uncertainty and unexpected outcomes are opportunities for discovering hidden meanings.

Zoila A. Caamaño-Pumarol, UNM “Curriculum Development in Art Education.”
Samantha Rawlins, UNM “Curriculum Development in Art Education.”
Emma Tietgens, UNM “Curriculum Development in Art Education.”

Poem about Glitching During COVID-19,

Curriculum Development in Art Education , April 15, 2020.
Olivia Amaya Ortiz, UNM “Curriculum Development in Art Education”
Leeanne Carr, UNM “Curriculum Development in Art Education.”
Zoila A. Caamaño-Pumarol, UNM “Curriculum Development in Art Education.”

The UNMAM thanks everyone who was involved in this project.

Zoila A. Caamaño-Pumarol

Leeanne Carr

Olivia Amaya Ortiz

Samantha Rawlins

Tiffany Redford

Emma Tietgens

Gigi Yu, PhD, Assistant Professor in Art Education

León De la Rosa-Carrillo

Traci Quinn, PhD, former Curator of Education & Public Programs at the UNM Art Museum

Tiffany Redford, UNM “Curriculum Development in Art Education.”

The University of New Mexico Art Museum is a free, public museum located at the heart of UNM’s Center for the Arts.