Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice

4 Mar

Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice

Art 361 A

This new course, taught by Western Bridge Director Eric Fredericksen, will survey critical ideas in contemporary art practice. Weekly lectures by internationally recognized visiting artists introduce a wide range of artistic positions and practices. Course content will be responsive to emerging issues raised by visiting artists and the instructor. Topics for Spring 2011 include discussions about the influence of sub-cultural forms and practices in art, social practices and the role of contemporary art education.

  • The class presents a new list of visiting artists each year. Spring 2011 includes lectures by artists based in Berlin, New York, Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland.
  • Students can take the class up to three times.
  • Class meets Wed 5:30 – 8:20 pm, Quiz sections on Friday
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