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ART 360 A: Topics in Studio Art and Practice

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Readymades and Remixes

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
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SLN: 
10514
Instructor:
Whitney Lynn
Whitney Lynn

Syllabus Description:

  Readymades/Remakes/Remixes  

Autumn 2020 | M/W 2:30am-5:20pm | Whitney Lynn
Virtual Office Hours: By appointment (email to schedule)

felix.jpg

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled" (Perfect Lovers), 1991

COURSE OVERVIEW

This experimental studio class investigates the art of borrowing, remixing, and remaking, exploring how existing images, objects, and sounds can be reimagined to create unique works of art. Students will be asked to wrestle with or incorporate existing material as a way of critiquing, celebrating, and/or transforming the original. The class will address questions of authorship and authenticity; the political and cultural implications of repetition; ownership and copyright in the digital age;  avant-garde collage and montage; performance restagings; and much more. We will examine how appropriation is a method of quotation and commentary; a form of pastiche, parody or homage; a vital expression of our living culture -- or a lazy form of copying.

Students may choose to work with found objects, images, sounds, or footage; project assignments are structured to take advantage of individual students' interests, while at the same time provide distinct parameters and goals. The ability to think conceptually and embrace an interdisciplinary context are critical components of the course.

Image of Mickalene Thomas's installation at MOMA PS1

Installation view of On-Site 3: Mickalene Thomas at MOMA PS1

 

RESEARCH RESOURCES

Public Domain/Copyright Free Images/Video/Sound:

UW IMAGE RESOURCES 

Internet Archive

 

Things to Read:

artnet news: Opinion

Hyperallergic

Frieze

Artforum

BOMB Magazine

Art in America

Mousse Magazine

 

Things to Watch:

Art21

MOCAtv

Kadist Video Library

 

 

Image of Bruce Conner THREE SCREEN RAY, 2006, three-channel video installation

Bruce Conner, THREE SCREEN RAY, 2006, three-channel video installation, black and white, sound, 5:23

 

 

 

Catalog Description: 
Examines a variety of cutting edge, emerging, and interdisciplinary approaches in studio art and practice. Topics vary.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
July 28, 2020 - 9:10pm

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