• All Levels
  • Interdisciplinary

Explore the evolution of art from 1965 to the present day with gallery tours,studio visits and selected readings. This dynamic course is designed to facilitate the understanding and interpretation of contemporary art by introducing students to some of the themes, issues and structures of current art practices. The emphasis is on experiencing art first-hand: visiting the galleries exhibiting the most challenging, relevant art.  However, well-selected readings responding to the work in the galleries will be sent to the class as optional reading. The stylistic and material diversity of  contemporary art is surveyed in this course: practices ranging from traditional media like painting and sculpture to new media like digital works and installations are considered and contextualized, while numerous artistic modes such as appropriation, conceptualism, pluralism, identity art, and relationalism are also examined. Lively discussions during and after gallery visits,  visiting artists in their studios and optional readings will all be a key component of this course.

Artist studio Visit, to be announced. Over the years artists like Evan Penny, Stephen Andrews, Heather Nicol, Diana Meredith, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Nayland Blake have spoken to the class.

Tuition: $335 + Guest Artist Fee: $60 = Total: $395

Notes: No experience necessary. Any entrance fees or transportation costs are the responsibility of the student.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
308Andy FaboApril 27, 2018 to June 15, 2018
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
8-week courses$395.00

What you will learn

  • Identify modes, discussion and issues revalent in contemporary art.
  • Visiting artists in their studios, visiting relevant exhibitions on contemporary art.
  • Learning the differences between artist run centres, public galleries and commercial galleries.