Sculpture, Performance, and the Social

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Sculpture, Performance, Social
Fall 2022
Taught By: David Johnson and Constantina Zavitsanos
Section: AX

CRN: 11078

Credits: 4

This course explores “the horizon” and “the event” as concepts that inform both sculpture and performance. Understanding the horizon and the event sculpturally, we will develop a set of questions about the politics of sculpture and its compositional power in relation to social topology or the spatial organization of society. As we address key works from the Antiquity to the present, topics include figure/ground relations, techniques of reproduction and duration, and forms of (mis)representation and resolution. We will study works from early video, performance, and conceptual art in the Americas to contemporary global sculptural strategies. We will ask how Matta-Clark’s building cuts or Yoko Ono’s cut piece can be seen as sculpture moves that divide and join, both physically and socially. The course will be a mix of theoretical and art historical readings, artist writings, and hands-on studio investigation. Students will produce both individual and collaborative works and/or conduct studio visits with practicing artists. There are no prerequisites for this course. This course fulfills the Visual Studies studio or practice-based requirement.

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: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (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: 5:50pm EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 465
Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022