Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings and Their Influence|
Fall 2018 not offered
This course will explore the history of Sol LeWitt's more than 1,000 wall drawings (1968-2007). Students will consider LeWitt's significance in the history of conceptual art and influence on the visual arts, as well as on select composers, dancers, and performance artists.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)
Lucy Lippard, SIX YEARS: THE DEMATERIALIZATION OF THE ART OBJECT.... (1973, or a later date is fine)
Bernice Rose et al., SOL LEWITT RETROSPECTIVE, (MOMA 1978)
Alexander van Grevenstein, Andrea Miller-Keller, et al., SOL LEWITT WALL DRAWINGS 1968-1984, (1984 Stedelijk Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum
[Sol LeWiit and Susannah Singer] SOL LEWITT WALL DRAWINGS 1984-1992, Kunsthalle, Bern (1992)
Jock Reynolds and Andrea Miller-Keller, SOL LEWITT: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF WALL DRAWINGS, 1968-1993 (1993)
Adachiara Zevi, ed., SOL LEWITT CRITICAL TEXTS (1994)
Andrea Miller-Keller, OF SUN AND STARS (Sao Paulo Bienale,1996: I can supply this, if needed.)
Gary Garrels et al., LEWITT RETROSPECTIVE (SFMOMA 2000)
Béatrice Gross, ed., SOL LEWITT (J.P. Ringier, forthcoming: March 2013)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Active class participation required, based on assigned weekly readings.
One short mid-term paper (from selected topics) and a final term paper (topic of student's choice, to be approved by instructor).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
There will be two day-trips to "MassMOCA" (North Adams, MA) to view the permanent installation of 100 LeWitt wall drawings (See www.massmoca.org/lewitt/).
These two dates are Saturday, October 5 & Saturday, November 9. Each trip will leave at approximately 8:45AM and return at 6:00PM. Transportation and museum entrance costs will be covered by Wesleyan.
Please note that these field trips are absolutely required and represent an integral part of the course.