Core Studio 2: Topics in 2D

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Topics2D:Decolonizing Material

Spring 2021

Taught By: Matthew Villarreal

Section: A

CRN: 1924

Credits: 3

This course invites students to reconsider material choice in their art practices—specifically the use of non-art materials to challenge, disrupt, or subvert traditional approaches to artmaking. Students will experiment with material and process as a source for meaning and metaphor in their 2D practice. Using decolonizing methodologies, students will examine their own creative practice through personalized research, focused exploration of contemporary artists, and an examination of the role that history, power, and identity has on their creative pursuits. Through lectures, presentations and discussions students will be introduced to examples of material choice, process, and spatial organization beyond the western canon. We will consider artists like Margarita Cabrera, Tomashi Jackson, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Patricia Miranda, Jeffery Gibson, etc. alongside the writings of Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Stefano Harney, Fred Moten, Robin Diangelo, and Ibram X. Kendi.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

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: 12:57am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021