PRAX 300 S031: Dialogues With: Curatorial Pra

This third year course offers the opportunity for students to develop their practice within the discourse of contemporary and historical art discourse. Students will acquire a critical vocabulary for understanding their own trajectories in dialogue with the context and history of art, through group critiques, discussions of pertinent writings, and individual and group presentations of research on a variety of subjects related to their area of practice. A Dialogues course is an investigation of artistic practice premised on a student's own interest to situate their work in a broader discourse and professional realm. They will learn skills related to completing projects, making presentations, speaking in public, leading discussions, writing, and integrating research and knowledge within their creative practice. Weekly meetings will allow for critiques of self-directed studio projects, discussion of assigned readings, and presentations of research projects.

This course is subject to priority rules; see here.

Course content: 

This third year PRAX course offers the opportunity for students to develop their own intersection between theory and practice within the field of curating. Students will acquire critical vocabulary for understanding and situating their own interest in exhibitions within a historical and contemporary context. This will be done through research, interviews, studio visits, and group discussions of pertinent writings and exhibitions. Individual and group presentations of research related to their area of practice will also make up the course. This course is meant as a laboratory environment in which to explore student's own interests while situating them within a broader discourse, professional and practical realm. They will learn skill sets related to completing curatorial projects such as developing the scope, content and idea of an exhibition as well as integrating this research and knowledge in the form of studio visits, interviews, press-release and catalogue texts, design and finally an exhibition. Students will be expected to lead class discussions on related topics. Weekly meetings will allow for critiques of self-directed studio projects, discussion of assigned readings, and presentations of research projects.

Prerequisites: 

Completion of 51 credits

Additional comments: 
HYBRID course, delivery will be mostly ONLINE with limited in-person activities (details determined by the instructor). Topic: Dialogues with Curatorial Practices.
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Jan 11-Apr 24
08:30:00-11:20:00
F D4382 MAIN
Jan 11-Apr 24
08:30:00-11:20:00
F VCHAT ONLN
Jan 11-Apr 24
12:30:00-15:20:00
F D4382 MAIN
Jan 11-Apr 24
12:30:00-15:20:00
F VCHAT ONLN