Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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ART 120 - C. R. A. P. P. (Creative Relationship of Art and the Personal Politic)


It’s ART. It’s Boot Camp. It’s Total Immersion. It’s food. It’s sound. It’s text. It’s politics. It’s experimentation. It’s social interaction. It’s performance. It’s culture and IT IS ART. This class will examine art that lives on the fringes of traditional definitions. How does one define art beyond the language of medium or material? Painting, sculpture, and printmaking are a few of the traditional forms of art that we recognize, but art expands to include much, much more. In this course we will investigate art as communication, interaction and mediation. When we make and exhibit art, we are engaging in a cultural conversation that has been evolving throughout the centuries. Understanding art and contextualizing our own practice means understanding what art is and what it can be. To understand a movement in art, one must understand how it is influenced by the social, political, and theoretical climate of the time. Through a series of projects, readings, and material investigations, this class will examine the social, political, and theoretical climate of our contemporary times and the visual conversations being formed in response to it. By investigating a variety of ways of working, students will learn to identify their own interests in making and acquire an understanding of ART and its cultural context. Course Typically Offered: Every year.

Prerequisite(s): None.

Credits: 3



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