Ideas & Practices Across the Arts
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: The Arts
Course Number: LINA 2001
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
This course examines ten clusters of ideas, movements and events that have influenced the definition, practice, and experience of the arts. We will consider, among other topics: how considerations of beauty and form shift over time, and across art forms; conceptions of art within social and political theory as illustrated by specific historical events; the contradictory lessons performance teaches about experience, presence, embodiment and authenticity; and, ongoing debates regarding originality and influence, genius and populism, repetition and change, and truth and interpretation. Readings will include philosophical and historical texts as well as artists’ statements and manifestos. Our examination of the “ideas” will proceed by placing conceptual propositions in conversation with specific art works, ranging from dance to film to environmental sculpture and CGI environments. *This LINA course can be used to fulfill the Arts program Aesthetics requirement.
Course Open to: Degree Students