Schedule Art 420 – Fall 2013

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Class meetings are on Mondays, from 1 PM to 4:30 PM in Nabit 103 unless otherwise noted. Additional mandatory meetings for presentations and gallery events are also noted below.
Led by Pradip Malde

September 2
Read [assigned before the start of semester]: John Berger, ‘The Chorus in Our Heads’ from Hold Everything Dear and watch the first section of Pasolini, ‘La Rabbia’ (also suggested that you read the liner notes )
Write: a memo written to yourself from your High School Freshman year
Discuss: policies, web sites, tools and processes, co-curricular events, possible New york field trip and comprehensive exam process.

September 9 – Class begins at Nabit, then we move to Carnegie.
Critique, 20 minutes each, finished work preferred, group A [John Adams, Channing Title-Fiske, Andrew Lyman, Tess Erlenborn, Emmy Faison
Discussion, 1 hr, Berger and Pasolini, led by Group B [Caroline Minchew, Caleb Schaubroeck, Curtis Johnson, Cole York, Jesse Bruen, Courtney Moseley] — extends to evening session / supper

Friday, September 13, 4:30 PM
Pradip Malde, The Third Heaven opening reception and artist talk. University Gallery.

September 16
Critique: 20 minutes each, finished work preferred, group B
Presentation: 10 minutes each, of an artist / topic that is loosely related to own work or of interest to you. Must be projected on screen, group A
Reading: Christopher Bucklow, ‘Epilogue’, from What is in the Dwat: the universe of Guston’s final decade

September 23
Critique, 20 minutes each, finished work preferred, group A [John Adams, Channing Title-Fiske, Andrew Lyman, Tess Erlenborn, Emmy Faison]
Presentation: 10 minutes each, of an artist / topic that is loosely related to own work or of interest to you. Must be projected on screen, group B
Due within 48 hours from end of class, from each student: 2-page thesis outline, including a 3-sentence summary description of an idea (not the work or the process(es). Send to Pradip Malde in body of an email, subject: ART420 thesis outline

NB: An interim grade will be issued during this week.

September 30
Critique: 20 minutes each, finished work preferred, group B
Discussion: 1 hr, Berger and Pasolini, led by Group A — extends to evening session / supper
Thesis outlines returned with comments, and forwarded to Profs. Jessica Wohl and Candice Lewis
*Remind ALL students to bring in one completed work for next week’s class

Led by Jessica Wohl

October 7
Critique: John Adams and Channing Title-Fiske
45 minutes with work- Discussion
Reflections on summer internships: Channing Title-Fiske, Curtis Johnson and John Adams
Discussion on Midterm Presentations and Thesis Papers
Readings on Beauty: led by group B. To present October 28.
Danto, Arthur, The Aesthetics of Brillo Boxes – part i – part ii
Higgins, Kathleen Marie, Whatever Happened to Beauty? A response to Danto.
Scarry, Elaine, On Beauty and Being Just

October 14
Midterm Presentations
New York Details
Submit Midterm Thesis by NOON on FRIDAY, Oct. 18.

Fall Break- October 21
New York Trip

Fri-10.25
Tony Winters, Sewanee Trails and Coves opening reception and artist talk. 4:30 pm, Carlos Gallery.

October 28
Reflection on New York
Critique: Andrew Lyman, Tess Erlenborn and Emmy Faison
Discuss Readings on Beauty
Professional Practice: Resumes and CVs
Draft of Resume due November 4, 1 pm, via email to Jessica
Letter to CUR and CFT, for those who attended the NYC trip, due November 4, 1 pm, via email to Jessica

November 4
Critique: Caroline Minchew, Caleb Schaubroeck and Curtis Johnson
Professional Practice: Galleries, Exhibition Venues, Shows
Submit Draft of Resume
Reading(s) on the Sublime. Edmund Burke Beauty and the Sublime.
Derrida – Parergon

Friday November 08, 4:30 PM
Candice Lewis, linger opening reception and artist talk. Carlos Gallery.

November 11
Critique Cole York, Jesse Bruen and Courtney Moseley
Discuss Resumes
Discussion on the Sublime
Submit draft of cover letter for gallery representation or employment

Friday November 15, 4:30 PM
Lain York, Selections from the National Gallery opening reception and artist talk. University Gallery

Led by Candice Lewis

November 18
Critique: 10 minutes each, new completed work only
Professional Practice: Artwork Documentation
Reading assigned: David Bayles & Ted Orlando, A View Into The Outside World
Led by Caroline Minchew, Caleb Schaubroeck, Curtis Johnson, Cole York, Jesse Bruen, Courtney Moseley


November 25
Critique: 10 minutes each, new completed work only
Professional Practice: Applications – “The Whole Package” Part 1: Preparation
Discussion: David Bayles & Ted Orlando
Reading assigned: Excerpt, AlanWatts, The World is your Body
Led by John Adams, Channing Title-Fiske, Andrew Lyman, Tess Erlenborn, Emmy Faison

December 2
Critique: 10 minutes each new completed work only
Professional Practice: Applications – “The Whole Package” Part 2: Presentation
Discussion: AlanWatts
Discussion: Thesis Paper and Presentations

December 9
Final Presentations
1-4 pm
6-8:30 pm
Submit Final Thesis by NOON on FRIDAY, Dec. 13

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