Artists as Entrepreneurs

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Artists as Entrepreneurs

Summer 2018

Taught By: Austin Thomas

Section: A

CRN: 1271

Credits: 3

Contemporary artists with dynamic careers work both inside and outside the studio. They curate exhibitions, manage alternative exhibition spaces, write criticism, and record the diverse voices of their communities. They are creating new opportunities for presenting art, and simultaneously effecting social change. In this class, we examine careers and identify aesthetic currents by touring studios and alternative spaces, viewing exhibitions, and reading both mainstream and underground art writing and weblogs. We visit and speak with a multi-generational spectrum of artists, curators, and writers to discern how the New York art world has changed over the last fifty years. A shifting economy has forced artists to be more creative – in business as well as technique and craft -- to sustain their careers. Students gain an unparalleled look at off-the-radar space, and neighborhoods that are new hubs of artistic practice beyond the mega-gallery white box spaces of Chelsea and major museum exhibitions.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

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: 6:32pm 9/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 618

Date Range: 6/5/2018 - 7/26/2018