This course uses New York City as a lens for understanding power and politics in the contemporary art world. In weekly video lectures and readings, you will be introduced to contemporary artists who address power and politics in multiple art worlds, from networks of conceptual artists to solidarity co-ops, from alternative currency groups to online start-ups. We will examine how every aspect of your production and distribution process-from sourcing materials to organizing your studio to licensing and acquisition-can deepen your work and remind people of your intentions as an artist. Throughout the course you will be challenged to identify art worlds that are appropriate to your work and to your urgent concerns, drawing connections to a series of organizations, collectives and interconnected art worlds. This course is open to all students. NOTE: This course is fully online. Students will enjoy learning with a combination of media-based lectures and live video conferences with the instructor and classmates. The (optional) online synchronous meetings are scheduled and are recorded for students to review at their convenience. Additionally, there are opportunities for asynchronous discussion with the instructor throughout the semester.
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