Spring 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Subversion, dreams, protest, jokes, collaboration, incursions into everyday life – hallmarks of contemporary art that all have roots in Dada and Surrealism, two avant-garde movements that flourished in the first half of the twentieth-century. This graduate course, which meets at the Nasher Sculpture Center, will examine these two movements and their legacy via the rich and varied roles played by objects. The approach of this course will be thematic, defined by a series of topics related to sculpture, including readymades, assemblage, the fetish, and installation art.
The seminar will make use of the permanent collection of the Nasher, as well as special exhibitions that will be open during the semester (Ken Price Sculpture and Sightings: Nathan Mabry), and related programming.
Students should be familiar with major developments in twentieth-century art.
Course requirements include class presentations on readings, participation in individual and group projects, and a final paper.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
class presentations on readings, participation in individual and group projects, and a final paper.