Spring 2013: The Theory and Practice of Conceptual Art

The course invites artists, writers, activists, & cultural thinkers, those who want to know what it is to make things, spaces, situations, communities, allies, & trouble–without necessarily knowing how to draw, paint, sculpt, photograph, videotape, or film.

ARTSH253B01 — The Theory and Practice of Conceptual Art

In this course, the specific mid-20th C movement called Conceptual Art will be explored, as will its progenitors and its progeny. Students will study the founding manifestos, the canonical works and their critical appraisals, as well as develop tightly structured studio practica to embody the former research. The course invites artists, writers, activists, & cultural thinkers, those who want to know what it is to make things, spaces, situations, communities, allies, & trouble–without necessarily knowing how to draw, paint, sculpt, photograph, videotape, or film.

Contact: jmuse@haverford.edu
Sponsored By: the Department of Fine Arts, Independent College Programs and John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities