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    The University of the Arts
  Jan 17, 2018
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DACR 150 - Contemporary Art Practices

3 credits
In this course, the ever-expanding field of contemporary art will be explored to include dance and performance through the lens of practice. Students will learn to look for and recognize shared aesthetic values and relationship within and across varying disciplines. How can we think about practice as the place and the space for working through an idea? What are the relationships of practice to the studio? What are the relationships between practice, the studio and process for an artist working today? How do these varied practices and processes contribute to conversations about contemporary art and performance today? How can practice become a “meeting ground” for discussion across varying disciplines? Students will immerse themselves in screenings of video work and seek out as many pertinent performances/exhibitions as possible throughout the course. We will also read selected texts & blogs. Class sessions will include visiting artists and speakers who help deepen and bring.