Advanced Practice

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Adv Prac: Painting

Fall 2020

Taught By: Peter Rostovsky

Section: A

CRN: 4292

Credits: 3

As one of the most enduring forms of art, painting offers the contemporary artist many avenues for personal, social, and philosophical inquiry, acting as a tool for critique, meditative ritual, and even emotional healing. However, what does it mean to critically engage painting at this complex moment? Do we define this practice through the medium of paint on canvas or, in a timely update, through digital, experimental, and conceptual approaches that reflect the mediated and tumultuous nature of our lived experience? Just as urgently, how do we continue to keep this besieged practice vital given its recurring deaths, rebirths, technical mutations, financialization, and dispersion through online media? This class is designed to further develop students as advanced practitioners but also as thinkers in the ever-changing field of painting. Through a challenging sequence of prompts, critiques, discussions, and readings, students will be asked to work through some of the central problems and key debates energizing painting today. Our conversations will be framed by the work of Nina Chanel Abney, Michael Armitage, Ian Cheng, Chen Fei, Chitra Ganesh, Wade Guyton, Hayv Kahraman, Florian Meisenberg, Wangechi Mutu, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Jacolby Satterwhite, Pieter Schoolwerth, Avery Singer, Shahzia Sikander, among others, as we look to a range of positions on painting and visual culture more broadly. A course in conceptual and formal analysis and pragmatic project development interlacing both analog and digital media, this class will ultimately enable students to pursue painting on a more historically informed, socially engaged, and technically advanced level, with a keen eye on how painting adapts to and transforms in our turbulent screen-based world.

Open to: All University graduate students. Some seats have been reserved for MFA in Fine Arts students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 6:33am 2/25/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/4/2020 - 12/18/2020