From Object to Experience: Art of the 1960s and 1970s
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Course Number: NARH 3729
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
The roots of contemporary art are often found in the art movements of the 1960s and 1970s. This course is a survey of the time period explored through a wide range of materials. Artists under discussion include Joseph Beuys, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Lygia Clark and Robert Heinecken. Join us as we follow a trajectory that turns away from the artwork as object and towards the artwork as social experience in which participatory actions are embraced. New York's thriving art scene and The New School's own art collection serve as resources. Assignments include a conceptual project limited to the use of language and anchored in the idea of community. The final project is a curatorial proposal of the student's own design. This course is a seminar; participation is required.
Course Open to: Degree Students