Issues in Contemporary Art

A required seminar for Art and Archaeology Program 2 majors and Program in Visual Arts certificate students emphasizing contemporary art practices and ideas. The course addresses current issues in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, photography, and performance installation. It includes a visiting artist lecture series, critiques of students’ work, and excursions to galleries, museums and/or artists’ studios.

Sample reading list:

Albert Camus, Anne TruittVarious Articles
Donald Barthelme, Andy WarholVarious Articles
Bruce Nauman, William WegmanVarious Articles
David Hammons, Cindy ShermanVarious Articles
Donelle Woolford, Nancy SpectorVarious Articles
Jan Avgikos, Alex BagVarious Articles
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings and viewing of specific works of art or slides.

Other information:
During the semester the class will travel to New York City twice to have studio visits with artists.




Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.
185 Nassau St., Rm. 207


Martha Friedman