Art of Survival

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Art of Survival
Spring 2023
Taught By: Sarah Richter
Section: A

CRN: 13528

Credits: 4

We will explore the art of continuing to exist despite accident or ordeal. What creative strategies make life livable or inhabitable within sickness, incapacity, or loss? How does survival (or its absence) alter time and space, producing its own aesthetic preoccupations and concerns? Our arts of survival focus on racial and sexual difference as determining factors in living and dying, while considering the labors of sustenance, the affects of suffering, the aesthetics of ruination, and the (im)possibility making the unbearable bearable. Students will develop a comprehensive view of interdisciplinary art practice (including performance, installation, sculpture, memoir, fiction, and poetry) while exploring their own arts of endurance, memorialization, and medicine.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 7:50am EDT 5/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 601
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023