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Aesthetics Across the Arts

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Aesthetics Across the Arts

Fall 2018

Taught By: Ivan Raykoff

Section: A

CRN: 3845

Credits: 4

This course explores definitions of “art” that can apply to the visual arts as well as dance, music, theater, and performance art, and it surveys aesthetic approaches to the contemporary arts from realism to expressionism, formalism, and postmodern pluralism. Students research and critique artworks through these theoretical perspectives while assembling a portfolio of twelve artworks selected from the class readings, discussions, presentations, exhibits, performances, and visiting artists’ talks. The final paper connects some of the artworks and critiques in this portfolio around a central theme or an aesthetic premise, explaining “what does this art do, and how does it do it?” This course fulfills the aesthetics requirement for Lang Arts majors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:01pm 5/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1106

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/13/2018

Aesthetics Across the Arts

Spring 2018

Taught By: Robert Sember

Section: A

CRN: 3523

Credits: 4

This course explores the question, "What does art do?" We will study how art actively engages the complexity of the world through a range of art forms (visual, musical, dance, cinematic, architectural, and other forms) and through a range of aesthetic movements including Classicism, Modernism, and the many configurations of transnational, post-colonial, and Black radical aesthetic. To deepen our historical and conceptual understanding and expand our critical vocabulary, we will read philosophical and historical texts including artists' statements and manifestos. We will also develop a class archive of annotated art works, using these in the final weeks of the semester to map how a wide range of ideas and practices can help us understand how arts acts within the world. This course fulfills the aesthetics requirement for Lang Arts majors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:58pm 5/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 202

Date Range: 1/23/2018 - 5/10/2018