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Senior Seminar: Theory in Practice
ARST 350
Fall 2020
Section: 01  

In this seminar we will explore the relationships between theories and practices through focused readings, presentations, and discussions. The readings will be centered in contemporary art criticism and will also draw from interdisciplinary fields, including literary theory, affect theory, art history, anthropology, and critical theory. Special attention will also be given to "exhibition prosthetics": press releases, wall texts, and interviews. We will look at how artists contextualize their work through artist writings, artist talks, and the curation or criticism of others. How is an artwork altered by its presentational context? How do artists utilize methods and techniques external to their studio production to affect the reception and meaning of their work? The course is also an interdisciplinary workshop, an opportunity to share your work with your fellow students, and to participate in a structured response to one another's work across different types of media. Participation in the class will include leading discussions of readings, attending visiting department lectures, sharing work in class, and responding to/giving feedback to classmates' work. The course is designed as a complement to the Art Studio Senior Thesis process and is an elective for Art Studio majors.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ARST332 OR ARST338 OR ARST346 OR ARST344 OR ARST340 OR ARST352 OR ARST336 OR ARST243 OR ARST285
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on JUN-23-2024
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