Study Abroad/Off-Campus: Contemporary Art in New York: Connecting the Dots
May 26–June 8, 2013 *Note: Dates subject to change
Despite rumors to the contrary, New York remains the center of the contemporary art world, the place where a staggering quantity of art is produced, exhibited, purchased, interpreted, and evaluated. One way to make sense of the city’s complexity and energy is to trace the dynamic networks through which art travels: the connections between artists, dealers, institutions, and critical voices.
During two intensely stimulating weeks in June, this seminar will investigate the full range of contemporary art production in the city, making full use of all available resources in the city and its extended area. The class will visit a vast number of artists' studios, nonprofit spaces, artist collectives and think-tanks, commercial galleries, and larger museums (including MoMA and Dia:Beacon). Team-taught by painter Candida Álvarez and critic/art historian Daniel Quiles, both of whom have lived and worked in New York, the class will benefit from numerous “behind-the-scenes” opportunities with artists, collectors, curators, and dealers.
Students will be expected to create a new work that is informed by the experience and influence of being in New York and/or complete a significant writing and research project, and should be willing to explore the city’s contemporary art scene in direct relationship to their own interests. Our main questions will include: how do these different nodes in the contemporary art world function independently—what are their objectives, and how are they being met—and how, in the end, are they all connected?
Credits: 3 credits STUDIO and/or 3 credits ARTHI
Candida Álvarez, Painting and Drawing
Daniel Quiles, Art History, Theory and Criticism
Program fee with group accommodation: Approx. $970 (including, admissions, ground transport, not including airfare).
Program fee without group accommodation: Approx. $710 (including, admissions, ground transport, not including airfare).
PLUS tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,278 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,356 per credit hour
Accommodation: Students are not required to stay in group accommodation in New York for this class and may find their own accommodation provided they can meet the group at the scheduled departure point each morning. The group accommodation will be in the dorms at New York Arts Program, 305 West 29th Street in Chelsea.
Online registration begins:
March 5, 2013
Deposit due at registration:
Thursday, Feb. 7 at 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 617
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 707