PGFA

5303

Advanced Practice: Spatial Thinking and Practice

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Adv Practice:

Fall 2019

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 4291

Credits: 3

For all visionary projects, the mission is the future. In the 1960s, the trajectory was outer space; now, as we teeter on the brink of ecological collapse, our mission, irrefutably, is planet earth. As we launch this century's future-critical Earth Age, history guides our journey to the unknown. "Earth Age" is artist training for the 22nd century -- a tool kit for bold reinvention of how we as individuals and communities share being alive on earth now, from energy systems and soil health to waste management and ocean acidification. According to Oxford University economist Kate Raworth, we are the first generation to fully grasp the full extent of the damage wrought by our ecological overshoot and likely the last generation with the chance to right our planetary course. "Earth Age" launches a shared quest of high-stakes, radical creativity.

Open to: All Parsons graduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 11:55am 3/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019

Adv Practice: Spatial Practice

Spring 2019

Taught By: H. Lan Thao Lam

Section: A

CRN: 4898

Credits: 3

“… there is a fine line between an installation of art and installation art.” This course interrogates the distinction Claire Bishop makes in her critical history of installation art, and asks whether or not all art is to varying degrees installation art. We will approach installation as the means of completing a project, rather than as merely the presentation of a project. That is, we will consider installation as an art practice that involves the negotiation of spatial engagement, space as material, and space as a prompt for thinking and feeling. This hand-on practice-based class will use exercises to test out ideas, in which students will learn about problem-solving as an installation practice. By unpacking the elements of architecture, we will gain an understanding of the necessity of asking fundamental questions, such as, what is a wall, what is floor work, what is suspension, and how do they function in space to orient or disorient the viewer? Through regular presentation of work-in-progress, students will critique the ways in which installation realizes each project. We will examine historical precedents set by artists such as Michael Asher, Ann Hamilton, Marcel Duchamp, Yayoi Kusama, and Kara Walker. We will also draw on texts that contemplate space as metaphor, including Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows and Gonzales’ Subject to Display. Required. Safety Orientations for Wood and Metal shops. Prior basic knowledge and hands-on experience with hand tools.

Open to: Masters degree in Fine Arts Majors; others by permission of the MFA Fine Arts Director, Simone Douglas douglass@newschool.edu

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 13

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: 11:55am 3/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 709

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/7/2019