Summer 2015 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course focuses on the criticism and philosophy of contemporary art. Its goal is to apprise students of the seminal texts constituting discourses and debates surrounding contemporary art. Each class will be devoted to two focused readings--essays or excerpts from books--by the following thinkers: Clement Greenberg, Rosalind Krauss, Jeff Wall, Arthur Danto, Nicolas Bourriaud, Jacques Ranciere, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jack Burnham, Claire Bishop, Walter Benjamin, Lucy Lippard, John Chandler, Frank Popper, Douglas Crimp, Lev Manovich, Martha Rosler, and Vilem Flusser.
Readings will likely be posted on-line through Docutek, a service of the campus library.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Students will be required to complete nightly reading assignments prior to class and make a nightly presentation of 15 minutes (followed by discussion) on an artist or group of artists related to the reading assignment. There will be a final take-home exam focusing on the class reading.