FRMS 300 F091: Art Forums

This course is comprised of a regular program of visiting speakers including artists, critics, curators and cultural practitioners who will weave together presentations, discussions and/or workshops on studio and professional practices. The speakers will exemplify vried subject positions, content, methodologies, and a range of rhetorical and presentation strategies. This coruse will give students exposure to a broad range of practitioners in the field of contemporary art. There will be an emphasis on gues speakers who model a diverse range of art practices and who can unpack the realities of being a practicing professional artist in the 21st century. Class time will be spent attending these talks, and participating in other activities which may include the following: engaging with visitors in Q&A, workshops, studio visits, critiques, field trips, community-based activities and/or facilitated break-out groups. This course is pass/fail.

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Topic: Art Talks! Lectures on Contemporary Art 

This course is centered on an interdisciplinary program of visiting speakers including artists, curators and cultural practitioners who will weave together presentations, discussions and/or workshops on studio-based, professional practices. The speakers will exemplify varied subject positions, content, methodologies, and presentation strategies. This course aims to expose students to a broad range of practitioners in the field of contemporary art, with an emphasis on national and international guest speakers who model a diverse range of art practices and who can unpack the realities of being a practicing professional artist in the 21st century.

The course provides a critical framework to discuss issues addressed by guest speakers, including topics such as gender and sexuality; the complex relationships among bodies and objects; text, language, and modes of material writing; identity, auto-ethnography and visual genealogy; and the politics and histories of place, among others. Class time will be spent attending these talks, and participating in related activities which may include engaging with visitors in Q&A, thematic and/or technical workshops, focused reading groups, studio visits, project critiques, community-based activities, and facilitated break-out groups. 

Prerequisites: 

Completion of 51 credits

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ONLINE course.
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Date / Time Days Room Building
Sep 7-Dec 18
15:40:00-18:30:00
W VCHAT ONLN