ARTS 114
Art into Activism Spring 2022
Division I
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This introductory, hands-on studio art class will examine how art can be engaged with activist and political causes. Can art be created from social or political ideas? Is all political art merely propaganda? What makes a work “political”? What does artistic work that is topical, informed, and critical look like? What artistic strategies might be deployed for ends that are not considered art? In addition to looking at various works by contemporary artists and used in political movements, the majority of the class will be devoted to working on weekly assignments that will introduce students to 2-D image making, performance, and low tech video that will engage with the above questions. This class is a project based studio class which will require hours outside the class for the weekly assignments.
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 14
Expected: 14
Class#: 3921
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: projects, assignments, class participation, attendance
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-years and sophomores
Materials/Lab Fee: $100-$300. Lab and materials fees for all studio art classes are covered by the Book Grant for all Williams financial aid recipients.
Distributions: Division I

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