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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



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 .


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Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)