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Radical Aesthetics of Art

6:30PM - 9:30PM
Oct 02 - Nov 13
1.50 CEUs,
6 Sessions

Alicia Grullon Interdisciplinary artist

This is a project-based course that invites participants to reflect on how they might use radical aesthetics in the creation and discussion of art. We will consider the importance of social justice issues and the impact of socially engaged art as we consider historical factors within 20th-century art, from the rejection of art in the Dada movement to current practices. Time will be devoted to exploring art as political critique, anarchist theory, Black radical thought, collective meaning and the artist as political actor. We will consider how our positionality informs our interactions and how it intersects with our work. Class time will involve field trips to artist studios, exhibitions and talks.


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