VIS 3. Introduction to Art Making: Three-Dimensional Practices
VIS3 is an idea-driven, combined lecture and studio course about contemporary art practice. No longer tied to architecture, mimesis, or commemorative representation, the ‘expanded field’ of SCULPTURE is a broad discipline, encompassing a variety of forms and mediums— including installations, collaborations, projections, appropriations, interventions, performances, sound, earthworks and more. While we covered a diverse range of approaches and ways of working, this quarter we paid particular attention to artists who use everyday materials and simple gestures—in an attempt to encourage creative problem solving and flexibility as artists.
This course concerns East–West aesthetic interactions. What are the conceptual possibilities when calligraphy, an ancient form of Chinese art, is combined with installation, a contemporary artistic Western practice? Emphasis is placed on such issues as cultural hybridity, globalization, multiculturalism, and commercialization.
A studio course focusing on problems inherent in painting—transferring information and ideas onto a two-dimensional surface, color, composition, as well as manual and technical procedures. These concepts will be explored through the use of models, still life, and landscapes.
"The book as an alternative to gallery and museum offerings allows a democratization of art, a decentralization of the art system, since books can be distributed through the mail, through artist-run shops, through friendship; books take up less room are portable, practical and democratic, and create a one-to-one relationship between consumer and artist, between owner and creator." Judith A. Hoffberg
An introduction to the book, its diverse forms and uses, and design principles. The digital publishing projects incorporate both concept and layout to bring answers to the artist's book question.