CFA AR 223
Installation art and relational aesthetics have become an important part of the contemporary art dialogue. It is important for students to understand how context affects the reading of art. This course will focus on developing ideas, building models, hands-on creation of installations, seminars looking at various approaches by artists both historical and contemporary, as well as shorter workshops with introductions to various materials. Students will be encouraged to make site-specific and temporary installations that utilize locally purchased and found objects to explore both linear and non-linear narrative structures. Some possible formats may include earthworks, subverting the reading of already existing sites or sculpture, or presenting documentation of in-class demonstrations. Slide lectures, discussions, and site-trips for material sourcing will supplement studio work and critiques.