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Walls of Power: Public Art

Semester and Year FA 2017
Course Number ARTS-UG1445
Section 001
Instructor Terence Culver
Days R
Time 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
Units 4
Level U
Foundation Requirement  



This workshop will explore how visual art, performance art, and activist art in the public sphere contribute to political dialogue and community building. The course will integrate the hands-on practice of public art making with the study of politics, community building, culture, and social issues as they relate to public art, with a special focus on New York City. A major component of the course will be a public art project that students will plan and execute during the semester. Selected readings will include: Bachelard,  The Poetics of Space ; Deutsche,  Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics ; Lacy, ed.,  Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art ; Malraux,  Museum Without Walls ; Raven,  Art in the Public Interest ; Rochfort,  Mexican Muralists: Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros .

Course Type

Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)