New Enclosures: Art, Space & the Global City

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Art, Space & the Global City

Spring 2020

Taught By: Alan Ruiz

Section: A

CRN: 3507

Credits: 4

This course will explore the ways in which space is produced both as material and as ideology. Addressing historical and current neoliberal policies that have influenced the shape, contour and mesh of the global city, how might we consider forms of art and architecture in relation to or complicit with a project of urban development? We will explore a range of spatial typologies from architectural pavilions, World Fairs, Free-Trade Zones, to international art fairs and biennials, and their influence on the production of “experience economies.” We will also examine the impact of what architect Keller Easterling calls “infrastructure space” to understand how systems of standardization and mass-customization produce not only objects but subjects as well. Reconsidering form as carrying the potential for action, we will engage space as both a medium and a practice in our attempts to expand upon preconceived notions of the built-environment advanced by artworks such as Charlotte Poseneske's "Series-D/DW" and Gordon Matta-Clark's "Fake Estates". Readings will be drawn from a range of theoretical, art historical, and architectural sources.  Students will work individually and/ or collaboratively towards developing a semester long creative research project that will directly engage a discursive or physical site of their choice.

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: Open*

*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: 5:20pm 10/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020