This course develops a "new genre" attitude toward exploration and research in contemporary art. Introduces the history and practice of conceptually-based art, with emphasis on time-based media such as performance, video, sound, and interactive installation. We will consider how time can be used as a tool that affects how objects function, how environments are perceived, and how experiences are shared. Students will expand their problem solving abilities while being challenged to identify the appropriate form or medium to express their ideas and content.
Tehching Hsieh, One Year Performance 1980–1981, installation view at 2017 Venice Biennale
Linda Montano, still from video Learning to Talk, 1976-78
Eleanor Antin, Carving: A Traditional Sculpture, 1972
Alexandre Arrechea, White Corner, 2006
Kimsooja, Lotus: Zone of Zero, 2008
Miguel Calderon, Caída Libre, 2017