PSAM

3705

xStudio

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

xStudio: Critical Abstraction

Spring 2020

Taught By: Kamrooz Aram

Section: A

CRN: 3305

Credits: 3

Beginning with a look at the development of Modernist abstraction and continuing to lesser known histories of abstract painting, this studio course will explore the potential for abstract painting to function critically as a contemporary medium. While the history of Modern art suggests that abstraction is self-referential and primarily concerned with pure form, many artists today are focusing on the potential for abstraction to engage historical, social and political content. Over the last few decades, many contemporary artists have begun to reinvestigate and renegotiate the forms and approaches of the past with critical new perspectives. This is primarily a studio course in which students will spend most of their time making and critiquing work. We will also hold discussions on readings, artists and art works, as well as the context in which these artists have worked.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, PSAM 1075 Painting, or equivalent.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 9, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 11:05am 12/7/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020

xStudio: Body as Object

Fall 2019

Taught By: Tamar Ettun

Section: A

CRN: 7913

Credits: 3

What happens to a body stilled in space, when it takes a shape and holds it? How does its relationship to public space change? How is its transformation attenuated when the body is in formation with other bodies, a breathing still life of people and props? This performance class will use the question of a body’s stillness as a platform to create interdisciplinary projects that exist between dance, sculpture, collaborative movement, and performance art. Historical background on the moment when fine art and dance intersected will include Yvonne Rainer’s and Robert Morris’ early performances. Joan Jonas, Trisha Brown and Gordon Matta Clark's rendering of the ritualized body, the desiring body at play, and aggression as both performative gesture and form. The class will evolve as a hands-on workshop where students will consider a series of formal techniques: color, composition, speed, rhythm, gravity, location--as the basis for experimentation, play, and collective problem solving for individual projects. Studio work will focus on wearable sculpture and other concrete intersections between the body and the object, and case studies chosen to encourage students to think of movement as a form of resistance, and to consider the political implication of collaborative work that unfolds over time.

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: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (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: 11:07am 12/7/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1101

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019