PSAM

3702

xStudio

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

xStudio: The Stonewall Riots

Spring 2019

Taught By: LJ Roberts

Section: A

CRN: 3730

Credits: 3

This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, often considered the catalyst in which facets of North American queer and trans liberation gained visibility. Gay, lesbian, transgender and queer people that patronized the bar were often besieged with police raids, and on a summer night in 1969 they fought back against cops, which has marked it as the primary site that sparked modern “gay liberation.” This studio class will look at historical and contemporary visual and creative culture that addresses the Stonewall Riots as a platform to create our own new work in relationship to this historical milestone. Through readings, listening to oral histories, and considering other media produced about Stonewall, we will question dominant narratives, critically approach (in)visibility, de-construct histories, re-imagine monuments, and productively address controversy. Race, gender, class, dis/ability, sexuality as well as other movements for liberation that were intrinsically intertwined and enabled the Stonewall Riots will factor greatly into this class. Our art, writing, and other media projects will aim to expand what liberation, queer and trans identities, and embodiment can look like, sound like, and feel like. Site visits to West Village landmarks and archives are an integral part of this class. Exhibitions such as the Museum of Transgender Art and History and Chris E. Vargas’ Consciousness Razing—The Stonewall Re-Memorialization Project at the New Museum, Art After Stonewall at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and Nobody Ever Promised You Tomorrow: Contemporary Art in the 50th Year of the Stonewall Era at The Brooklyn Museum will serve as contemporary cornerstones for our investigations and explorations.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Some seats have been reserved for Fine Arts majors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*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: 12:30pm 12/10/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

xStudio: Ceramics

Fall 2018

Taught By: Phoenix Lindsey-Hall

Section: A

CRN: 4065

Credits: 3

Clay has a quiet power. Delicately precious, yet incredibly strong, it enlivens our sense of touch, yet heightens our sense of caution. This everyday material is a part of our collective consciousness. It holds our coffee in the morning today just as it held food and water in ancient Mesopotamia. Ceramic decorates our homes and our bodies. This rich history provides a backdrop to frame contemporary investigations into ritual, objecthood and artistic expression. This course emphasizes the unique sculptural processes and materiality of clay. Techniques will include hand building, slip casting, image transfers and wheel throwing. Students are encouraged to experiment with different strategies, including installation work, mixed-media projects, and a variety of experimental ceramic techniques.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 8

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*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: 12:25pm 12/10/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 500

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/14/2018