PGFA

5303

Adv Prac: Planet Art

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Adv Practice:

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 3995

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: 12:56am 8/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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