NARH

3733

Contemporary Art_participation/action/change

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contemporary Art

Spring 2018

Taught By: Paula Stuttman

Section: A

CRN: 5536

Credits: 3

Contemporary art assumes many forms but this class focuses on artists and artworks that embrace participation and action while seeking an end goal of positive change for the individual and society. Each class is devoted to the exploration of one artist or art collective allowing for an in-depth understanding of the subject. Artists include Joseph Beuys, Martha Rosler, Yoko Ono, Thomas Hirschhorn and Suzanne Lacy. Questions for consideration: How can art produce real change in the world? How do we judge the success and failure of social based projects? How is our relationship to art evolving as its definitions are changing? Student assignments include a research project that addresses the theme of community and a curatorial exercise that challenges the boundaries of the traditional art exhibition. This class is a seminar. Participation is required. New York’s thriving art scene and The New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics serve as resources for this class along with selected readings, videos and guest speakers. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

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: 6:22pm 5/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 617

Date Range: 1/24/2018 - 5/9/2018