This sculpture class will engage contemporary approaches to the figure with an emphasis on the figure as body. 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 constitutes the body and figuration in contemporary sculpture through the process of class discussions and making sculpture.
Prerequisites and Restrictions
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates. VIS 221/VIS 222 Sculpture I is a prerequisite, but no figuration experience is necessary.