Twelve Contemporary Artists

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

12 Contemporary Artists

Fall 2018

Taught By: Paula Stuttman

Section: A

CRN: 6995

Credits: 3

This course offers the opportunity to investigate current practices in the visual arts by exploring the work of 12 contemporary artists. By limiting our concentration to 12 artists we form a better understanding about the diverse ideas that shape the contemporary art world. The selected artists explore challenging subjects including the representation of trauma, war and history (Walid Raad, Regina José Galindo, Kara Walker), the art market (Jeff Koons), humor (Peter Fischli and David Weiss), and site-specific installation (Thomas Hirschhorn). And they work in a variety of media, including painting (Kerry James Marshall, Vija Celmins) performance (Yoko Ono, Marina Abramović) and sculpture (Adrian Piper). Through the work of these 12 artists, we gain an understanding of contemporary art and how meaning is shaped by an active engagement with the world. This course is a combination of lecture and discussion. Participation is required.

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: 3:06am 1/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 259

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018