COURSE UPDATE: Unfortunately, this course has been cancelled for the term.
Wednesdays, 2 - 5pm, Oct. 12 - Nov. 30 (8-WEEKS)
308 Experiencing Contemporary Art / Gallery Hop
Explore the evolution of art from 1965 to the present day with gallery tours, slide lectures and selected readings. This dynamic course is designed to facilitate the understanding and interpretation of contemporary art by introducing students to some of the themes, issues and structures of current art practices. The emphasis is definitely on visiting the galleries exhibiting the most challenging, relevant art but well-selected readings and pertinent slide lectures also clarify the defining characteristics of modernist, postmodernist and contemporary art. The stylistic and material diversity of the contemporary is surveyed in this course: practices ranging from traditional media like painting and sculpture to new media like digital works and installations are considered and contextualized, while numerous artistic modes such as appropriation, conceptualism, pluralism, identity art, and relationalism are examined. Lively discussions during and after gallery visits, lectures, visiting artists and readings will also be a key component of this course.
Note: No experience necessary. Any entrance fees or transportation costs are the responsibility of the student.
Instructor: Andy Fabo
Time & Dates: Wednesdays, 2 - 5pm, Oct. 12 - Nov. 30
Tuition: $310 + Guest Artist Fee $40 + admin fee
Image: Guest lecturer Andrew Harwood discusses with students "Anatomy of a Protest" by Wendy Coburn, at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery.