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ART 190 - Intro to Socially Engaged Art - WORKSHOPS IN SOCIAL PRACTICE

Campus: Chicago


Introduces the concept of socially engaged art, a practice that blurs the line between art and life, emphasizing participation, dialogue, and action. Includes field visits and dialogue with artists. Students design and realize a public art project. Course Information: 3 hours. Previously listed as AD 190. Field trips required at a nominal fee. No previous art and studio experience is necessary for this class. Field Trips Required: Mess Hall, Dorchester Projects and Rebuild Foundation, Threewalls, Hyde Park Art Center, Experimental Station, and South Side Community Art Center, are all site-specific resources for this course. Students will visit at least two of these sites as part of their analysis and exploration of socially engaged art practices. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 160. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

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This course provides an introduction to social practice, a genre of art that depends on inquiry, dialogue, participation, and action in projects with real people. Artists have used social practice to fill community needs, generate new social dynamics, bring attention to public space, interpret history, influence policy, provoke audiences, produce comedy, celebrate the uselessness of art, and more. Through artists dialogues, class experiments and interventions, we will explore and evaluate the ways that artists intervene in society and create structures of participation. Hands on workshops will allow students to explore their own areas of interest, working individually and in groups to design socially-engaged art projects. Students may explore any topic of their choice, but we will especially focus on local case studies in prison and policing. No prior experience required. This is a synchronous Zoom video class. Please contact ljr@uic.edu with questions. To be properly registered, st

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 0

Term(s): Spring

Option 2

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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