Visual Arts

IB Internal Assessment

Visual Arts IA Guide

Internal Assessment ART

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Visial Art IB DP Exhibition

 

Internal Assessment Art Details (SL and HL)
Weighting: 40%
Formal Requirements

Art SL Requirments:

  • submit a curatorial rationale that does not exceed 400 words.

  • submit 4–7 artworks.

  • submit exhibition text (stating the title, medium, size and intention of the artwork) for each selected artwork. SL students may submit two photographs of their overall exhibition. They will not be assessed or used to assess individual artworks.

 

Art HL Requirments:

  • submit a curatorial rationale that does not exceed 700 words.

  • submit 8–11 artworks.

  • submit exhibition text (stating the title, medium, size and intention of the artwork) for each selected artwork. HL students may submit two photographs of their overall exhibition. They will not be assessed or used to assess individual artworks.


Students at SL and HL submit for assessment a selection of resolved artworks for their exhibition. The selected pieces should show evidence of their technical accomplishment during the visual arts course and an understanding of the use of materials, ideas and practices to realize their intentions. Students also evidence the decision-making process which underpins the selection of this connected and cohesive body of work for an audience in the form of a curatorial rationale.


IB DP Art students will have learned the skills and techniques necessary to produce their own independent artwork in a variety of media. In order to prepare for assessment in this component, students will select the required number of pieces to best match the task requirements and demonstrate their highest achievement. IB Art students at SL select 4–7 artworks for submission while students at HL select 8–11 artworks for submission. The final presentation of the work is assessed in the context of the presentation as a whole (including the accompanying text) by the teacher against the task assessment criteria. 

 

Art IA Task Details

For the exhibition task students at SL and HL should select and present their own original resolved artworks which best evidences:

  • technical competence

  • appropriate use of materials, techniques, processes

  • resolution, communicating the stated intentions of the pieces

  • cohesiveness

  • breadth and depth

  • consideration for the overall experience of the viewer (through exhibition, display or presentation).

 

Students will be assessed on their technical accomplishment, the conceptual strength of their work and the resolution of their stated intentions. To support their selected resolved artworks, students at SL and HL should also submit:

  • exhibition text which states the title, medium, size and a brief outline of the original intentions of each selected artwork

  • two photographs of their overall exhibition. While the photographs will not be used to assess individual artworks, they may give the moderator insight into how a student has considered the overall experience of the viewer in their exhibition. Only the selected artworks submitted for assessment should appear in the exhibition photographs.

 

Art SL students should also develop a curatorial rationale which accompanies their original artworks (400 words maximum). This rationale explains the intentions of the student and how they have considered the presentation of work using curatorial methodologies


Art HL students should also develop a curatorial rationale which accompanies their original artworks (700 words maximum). This rationale explains the intentions of the student and how they have considered the presentation of work using curatorial methodologies, as well as considering the potential relationship between the artworks and the viewer.

 

Visual Arts Journal Task

All students should use their visual arts journal to record their intentions for their original artworks and to reflect on the process of resolving them. Students will select, adapt and present what they have recorded in their journal as the basis for material submitted for the curatorial rationale. Students could also use their visual arts journal to plan their exhibitions, using floor plans of available spaces to decide which artworks they will display where. They might consider where the audience will enter from and how they might order the works. Students may wish to consider what relationships need to be established between works and their placement within the exhibition, along with consideration of the exhibition environment and factors which may affect the way in which their work is experienced. 

 

Structuring the exhibition

It is expected that work developed for the exhibition will overlap or have grown from initial or in-depth investigations within part 1: comparative study and part 2: process portfolio. Work developed for the exhibition will have been carefully supported and facilitated by both teacherdirected learning activities and independent studies by the student. In preparing for this task students will need to have engaged with a variety of skills, techniques and processes that will have enabled them to manipulate materials, media, techniques and processes in order to discover strengths and work towards technical excellence.


Art-making forms

Having worked within a range of art-making forms for part 2: process portfolio, students at both SL and HL may submit work created in any art-making form for part 3: exhibition. The submitted pieces should be selected by the student from their total body of resolved works and should represent their most successful achievements against the assessment criteria. They should be presented in a manner suitable for an audience.


Exhibition text (500 characters maximum per artwork)

Each submitted artwork should be supported by exhibition text which outlines the title, medium and size of the artwork. The exhibition text should also include a brief outline of the original intentions of the work (500 characters maximum per artwork). The exhibition text should contain reference to any sources which have influenced the individual piece. Students should indicate if objects are self-made, found or purchased within the “medium” section of the exhibition text, where applicable. Where students are deliberately appropriating another artist’s image as a valid part of their art-making intentions, the exhibition text must acknowledge the source of the original image. 

 

Collective Pieces

Students are required to submit individual artworks for assessment. Where students wish to submit portions of work in the form of one collective piece (such as diptych, triptych, polyptych or series), this must be clearly stated as part of the title of the submitted piece in the exhibition text, presented in parentheses. For example: Title of the piece (diptych). The requirements for capturing and submitting collective pieces is the same as with other standard submissions, however students deciding to submit collective pieces need to be aware that there is a compromise in the size an image can be viewed when submitted as part of a collective piece which may prevent examiners from taking details that cannot be seen into account. Collective pieces that are presented without the appropriate exhibition text will be considered as distinct artworks and could lead to a student exceeding the maximum number of pieces.

 

Structuring the Curatorial Rationale

The curatorial rationale requires SL and HL students to explain why specific artworks have been chosen and presented in a particular format. It provides students with an opportunity to explain any challenges, triumphs, innovations or issues that have impacted upon the selection and presentation of the artworks.


Students should use the curatorial rationale to explain the context in which particular artworks were made and presented in order to connect the work with the viewer. In addition to this, students at HL should also explain how the arrangement and presentation of artworks contributes to the audience’s ability to interpret and understand the intentions and meanings within the artworks exhibited.


SL students may find the following questions helpful when approaching this task. This structure is for guidance only and is neither prescriptive nor restrictive.

  • What are you hoping to achieve by presenting this body of work? What impact will this body of work have on your audience? What are the concepts and understandings you initially intend to convey?

  • How have particular issues, motifs or ideas been explored, or particular materials or techniques used?

  • What themes can be identified in the work, or what experiences have influenced it?

  • How does the way you have exhibited your artwork contribute to the meanings you are trying to convey to an audience?

 

HL students may find the following questions helpful when approaching this task. This structure is for guidance only and is neither prescriptive nor restrictive.

  • What is the vision for presenting this body of work?

  • How have particular issues, motifs or ideas been explored, or particular materials or techniques used?

  • What themes can be identified in the work, or what experiences have influenced it?

  • How does the way you have exhibited your artwork contribute to the meanings you are trying to convey to an audience?

  • What strategies did you use to develop a relationship between the artwork and the viewer, for example, visual impact?

  • How does the way you have arranged and presented your artworks support the relationship and connection between the artworks presented?

  • What do you intend your audience to feel, think, experience, understand, see, learn, consider from the work you have selected for exhibition?

 

Internal Assessment Criteria SL and HL

 

Art Criteria A. Coherent Body of Works

Evidence: curatorial rationale, the submitted artworks, exhibition text and exhibition photographs/video To what extent does the submitted work communicate a coherent collection of works which fulfil stated artistic intentions and communicate clear thematic or stylistic relationships across individual pieces? Candidates who fail to submit the minimum number of artworks cannot achieve a mark higher than 6. 

 

0 ~ The work does not reach a standard identified by the descriptors below.
1–3 ~ The work shows little coherence through minimal communication of thematic or stylistic relationships across individual pieces. The selection and application of media, processes and techniques and the use of imagery show minimal consideration of intentions.
4–6 ~ The work shows some coherence through adequate communication of thematic or stylistic relationships across individual pieces. Stated intentions are adequately fulfilled through the selection and application of media, processes and techniques and the considered use of imagery.
7–9 ~ The work forms a coherent body of work through effective communication of thematic or stylistic relationships across individual pieces. Stated intentions are consistently and effectively fulfilled through the selection and application of media, processes and techniques and the considered use of imagery

 

Art Criteria B. Technical competence

Evidence: curatorial rationale, the submitted artworks, exhibition text and exhibition photographs/video To what extent does the submitted work demonstrate effective application and manipulation of media and materials; and effective application and manipulation of the formal qualities? Candidates who fail to submit the minimum number of artworks cannot achieve a mark higher than 6. 

 

0 ~ The work does not reach a standard identified by the descriptors below.
1–3 ~ The work demonstrates minimal application and manipulation of media and materials to reach a minimal level of technical competence in the chosen forms and the minimal application and manipulation of the formal qualities.
4-6 ~ The work demonstrates adequate application and manipulation of media and materials to reach an acceptable level of technical competence in the chosen forms and the effective application and manipulation of the formal qualities.
7–9 ~ The work demonstrates effective application and manipulation of media and materials to reach an assured level of technical competence in the chosen forms and the effective application and manipulation of the formal qualities.

 
Art Criteria C. Conceptual qualities

Evidence: curatorial rationale, the submitted artworks, exhibition text and exhibition photographs/video. To what extent does the submitted work demonstrate effective resolution of imagery, signs and symbols to realize the function, meaning and purpose of the art works, as appropriate to stated intentions? Candidates who fail to submit the minimum number of artworks cannot achieve a mark higher than 6. 

 

0 ~ The work does not reach a standard identified by the descriptors below.
1–3 ~The work demonstrates minimal elaboration of ideas, themes or concepts and demonstrates minimal use of imagery, signs or symbols, or the imagery, signs or symbols used are obvious, contrived or superficial. There is minimal communication of artistic intentions.
4–6 ~ The work visually elaborates ideas, themes or concepts to a point of adequate realization and demonstrates the use of imagery, signs or symbols that result in adequate communication of stated artistic intentions.
7–9 ~ The work visually elaborates ideas, themes or concepts to a point of effective realization and demonstrates the subtle use of complex imagery, signs or symbols that result in effective communication of stated artistic intentions.

 
Art Criteria D. Curatorial practice (SL only)

Evidence: curatorial rationale, the submitted artworks, exhibition text and exhibition photographs/video. To what extent does the curatorial rationale justify the selection, arrangement and exhibition of a group of artworks within a designated space? 

 

0 ~ he work does not reach a standard identified by the descriptors below.
1 ~ The curatorial rationale partially justifies the selection and arrangement of the exhibited works or the curatorial rationale may not be an accurate representation of the exhibition.
2 ~ The curatorial rationale mostly justifies the selection and arrangement of the exhibited works, which are presented and arranged in line with the student’s stated intentions in the space made available to the student.
3 ~ The curatorial rationale fully justifies the selection and arrangement of the exhibited works, which are presented and arranged clearly, as appropriate to the student’s stated intentions within the space made available to the student. 

 

Art Criteria D. Curatorial practice (HL only)

Evidence: curatorial rationale, the submitted artworks, exhibition text and exhibition photographs/video. To what extent does the curatorial rationale demonstrate the justification of the selection, arrangement and exhibition of a group of artworks within a designated space and reflection on how the exhibition conveys an understanding of the relationship between the artworks
and the viewer? 

0 The work does not reach a standard identified by the descriptors below.
1
•     The curatorial rationale partially justifies the selection and arrangement of the
exhibited works or the curatorial rationale is not an accurate representation of the
exhibition.
•     The curatorial rationale conveys little justification for the relationship between the
artworks and the viewer within the space made available to the student.
2
•     The curatorial rationale mostly justifies the selection and arrangement of the
exhibited works.
•     The curatorial rationale mostly articulates the relationship between the artworks
and the viewer within the space made available to the student.
3
•     The curatorial rationale fully justifies the selection and arrangement of the exhibited
works. The curatorial rationale effectively articulates the relationship between the artworks and the viewer within the space made available to the student. 

 

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