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 .
Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)