HUMN 311 SU01: Visual Art Seminar
These seminars are taught from the viewpoint of a practicing artist, and focus on historical and/or contemporary issues relevant to particular disciplines or subjects. Seminars develop student critical awareness of the content and context of cultural production in relation to a wide range of practices and theories. Students attend lectures and discussion groups; in addition they are required to undertake research, give presentations, complete visual projects, and write papers. Descriptions of specific seminar topics will be included with registration packages.
Topic: Outside Art
This class invites students who are interested in investigating the intersections and divergences between land art, monuments and public art. Each play a specific role in the public sphere and they will be discussed considering the historical terms they arrived in and their contemporary contexts. This course will trace how art and its production changes alongside socio-cultural issues, materiality, political agendas and relationships to their site. Beyond ideas of similarity and difference, it will explore these divergences and oppositions as a productive and speculative space. It is in this space where the role of contemporary public art can be discussed, how its role is positioned in relation to studio based practices, how it negotiates site and its relation to varied publics. Students will be introduced to readings, participate in seminar discussion, practice writing, concept development, planning and proposals in ways which negotiate both historic and contemporary art production outside. There will be a number of site visits required for this course.
Completion of Second Year or Equivalent.
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Jul 2-Aug 17