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Spring 2010: The Theory and Practice of Conceptual Art


In this course, the specific mid-20th C movement called Conceptual Art was explored, as was its progenitors and its progeny. Students studied the founding manifestos, the canonical works and their critical appraisals, as well as developed tightly structured studio practica to embody the former research.

ICPR H 253B01 The Theory and Practice of Conceptual Art Enrollment limited to 15 students. Cross-listed in Independent College Programs.

Taught By: John Muse

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, and cultural thinkers, those who want to know what it is to make things, spaces, situations, communities, allies, and trouble — without necessarily knowing how to draw, paint, sculpt, photograph, videotape, or film.

Originally posted at: http://www.haverford.edu/news/stories/41811/11