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: 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: 1:01am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 709

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