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Cultural Production Workshop 2017

Socially Engaged Art and Participatory Art practices seek to create social transformation and change using approaches borrowed from education, curating, hospitality, environmentalism, performance and institutional critique. Through an analysis of art criticism, curatorial practice (with a focus on work by Indigenous and Black curators and artists), history of museums, and art projects, students will work […]

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Signifying Practices: Intro to Art Making and Critical Thinking

The purpose of this class is to prepare you to be an interesting, knowledgeable and productive artist citizen (culture maker) in the 21 century. This course is designed as an introduction to theoretical perspectives from many fields and discourses, now often grouped under the heading Visual Culture studies. We will become a community of learners […]

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There is an extensive history of artists making artwork in the context of their university classroom, of incorporating methods of teaching as an artistic practice, and of collaborating with students to realize works of art. For example, Joseph Beuys who was influenced by educator Rudolf Steiner, was known to develop his course on the spot […]

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Outdoor School

OUTDOOR SCHOOL is a unique multi-disciplinary and experiential course where students will participate in activities that examine recent developments in contemporary art, including social practices, site-specific interventions, and the use of ephemeral live materials including plants. The course is taught by Diane Borsato at the University of Guelph, Canada.

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