SCLP 315 - The Social Body
In this conceptually driven course students explore site specificity, interventions, “happenings”, and the “immaterial” or temporal sculptural forms produced via relational aesthetics. Here, art acts as a vehicle to examine and make visible our sociological, political, ecological, and economic constructs by facilitating events and social relations. In challenging the aesthetic paradigm of modernism and disrupting the private space of the artist these methods position the artist as catalyst and participant rather than lone creator and reconsiders what art might be for both artist and viewer. Identity, politics, aesthetic theory, abjection, social space, and the politics of aesthetics will be examined.
Completion of 24 credits for First Year Studies or equivalents, or consent of the Chair in consultation with the instructor.
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