Spring 2021

Playing with Pictures

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-208


Odette S. England (Section 01)


This studio course focuses on the archiving, collecting, and appropriation related to contemporary art. Students will learn to "play with pictures" in imaginative, conceptual, exploratory, and intelligent ways. This learning will happen through exercises in-class, readings, journal writing, experimental making, film screenings, group discussions, critiques, and other activities. We will investigate the collection, curation, and juxtaposition of images from a wide range of sources, and consider how new personal, social, and political meanings can be generated from different groupings of images. This will be framed by critically reviewing the work of contemporary visual artists who use archives, collecting, and/or appropriation in their practice. Students will create personalized repositories of images from which to draw for future art and design projects.

Limited to 12 students. Spring Semester. Artist-in-residence England.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to ARHA, ARCH, FAMS majors. Others admitted to balance by class year and major.


Artistic Practice, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2021