Schedule 420- Fall 2015

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

Any readings, discussions, critiques etc. listed on a particular date are due at the start of that class and will be addressed during the class, unless otherwise stated.

Listings in orange are mandatory attendance

Aug. 31 – MEET WITH MALDE

Discuss: policies, web sites, tools and processes, co-curricular events, and comprehensive exam process.
Discuss short reading: Philip Guston, ‘Art/Not Art’
Critique: new work, 30-minutes each
NOTE: Critique-able new work must be presented at each class meeting with Pradip Malde.

Read: 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 1-page response to the idea that (paraphrasing Kafka) beauty is comfortless?. email to Pradip by 1 PM, with subject header: 420 Pasolini
We will discuss this in class.

Sept. 7

Critique: new work, 30-minutes each

Write: A 1-page response to the Berger and Pasolini references, and the idea that (paraphrasing Kafka) beauty is comfortless?. email to Pradip by 1 PM, with subject header: 420 Pasolini
We will discuss this in class.

Writing about work, what constitutes a written analysis as opposed to a written description. We will consider this with examples.

Sept. 11- Friday
4:30 Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky Ice Music exhibition reception and artist talk, Univeristy Art Gallery/Convocation Hall

Sept 12- Saturday
7:30 Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky Arctic Rhythms, Multimedia performance, Guerry Auditorium

Sept. 14

Critique: new work, 30-minutes each
Discussion of Reading: Christopher Bucklow, ‘Epilogue’, from What is in the Dwat: the universe of Guston’s final decade
Write: 1-page analytical piece about one work by either Christopher Bucklow or Philip Guston
email to Pradip by 1 PM, with subject header: 420 Bucklow

Sept. 21

Critique: new work, 30-minutes each
Write: 1-page descriptive piece about one work by Agnes Martin.
email to Pradip by 1 PM, with subject header: 420 Martin

Discussion of all writing, then combine and rewrite and email with jpeg to Pradip by tomorrow, 1 PM

Discussion of reading: Martin, Agnes: Beauty is the Mystery of Life

Sept. 28

Critique: new work, 30-minutes each

Image assett managemenent, documentation, presentation and public speaking fundamentals.

Preliminary discussion of Honors Application process

Critique of one new work.

Oct. 5- FALL BREAK

 


Oct. 7-  Wednesday. FOLLOWS MONDAY SCHEDULE. MEET WITH WOHL
Put up all work created since beginning of semester for discussion/critique.
Reflections on summer internships/work experience
Prep for Midterm Presentations

Oct. 9- Friday
7:00 Mark Dion Troubleshooting and Trouble Making- Worldwide, artist talk
Convocation Hall. Watch his Art21 video here

Oct. 10- Saturday
3:00 PM Amy Johnson and Greg Pond Patten Towers Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Carlos Gallery.

Oct. 12 –  MIDTERM PRESENTATIONS

 

Oct. 19- MIDTERM PAPERS DUE. Emailed to all professors by the start of class.
1 new work installed in Nabit by beginning of class for writing exercise
Critique
Building a resume
Applying for exhibitions

Oct. 23- Friday
4:30 PM Vanessa Renwick Hope and Prey, exhibition, Opening Reception and Artist Talk. University Art Gallery/Convocation Hall 

Oct. 26
Review of Papers
Due: 1-2 page Artist Statement on work presented at Oct. 19th critique/writing exercise. Email to jewohl@sewanee.edu by 1:30 pm, and bring one hard copy to class.
*Student Demonstrations– be prepared at beginning of class to do a demonstration on your working process.
Introduce Work in Context Presentations 

Nov. 2
Critique of new work
Due: Presentation of your work in context.
Writing exercise.
Discussion: Danto, Arthur, The Aesthetics of Brillo Boxes – part i – part ii. Post one insightful question to our Discussion Page by 1:00 pm.
Discuss Honors Application 

Nov. 6- Friday
4:30 PM Amanda Burnham and Students exhibition, Opening Reception and Artist Talk. Carlos Gallery  


Nov. 9 MEET WITH POND
Exhibition Submission Due to Jessica via email 1:30 pm.

Nov. 16
Honors Applications Due

Nov. 23

Nov. 30- THANKSGIVING BREAK

Dec. 7

Dec. 16. 9 AM- Final Exam Period