This class will engage contemporary approaches to the figure and the various ways that artists contest, assimilate, and reckon with the human body in sculpture. With the advent of postmodernism, the singular forms of classical and modern sculpture have fractured into composite, disjointed figures-even cyborgs-in keeping with the era of the “post human.” Students will take a multivalent approach to the historical precedents from which current representations have emerged and explore the limits of what might be considered figurative at all. Class will regularly co-convene with students in VIS404 and VIS 411.

Faculty

Sections

U01

Tuesdays, 12:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructor(s)

Martha Friedman

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