Public Art, Private Practices
What do you want to see in the spaces you inhabit? We will look at public art from ancient propaganda and celestial calendar markers to the role of public art today, examining how art goes beyond the monument to spark public conversation. Traditional ways of making art will be explored along with new genres such as participatory projects and interactive media. Issues such as permanent versus ephemeral, cultural sensitivity, accessibility and the notion of authorship and ownership, of 'public' versus 'private' will be analyzed. Each student will research current and historical public projects and create their own projects, connecting areas of inquiry to our current community.
Prerequisite: Complete CRE-200 OR 57 credits.
Not Offered This Semester