Class Name :
Conceptual Art • AHJF172W01
Class Date :
May 16 - June 06
Meeting Times :
Tue 2-4pm (4 sessions)
Class Location :
Jaimey Hamilton Faris
About this Class:
“The idea itself, even if it is not made visual, is as much of a work of art as any finished product.”—Sol LeWitt
Artist Sol LeWitt’s statement is from his 1967 essay “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” which gave a name to new kind of art that emphasized ideas over physical object. For artists like LeWitt, concept is just as important as form and material in the practice of art. Since that moment the incorporation of context, site-specific responses, background research, performance, and “social practice” have become increasingly important.
This class covers the huge influence Conceptual art has had on contemporary artists as they expand their focus in every conceivable direction.
Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Contemporary Art History at the University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa.
The Means to an End–A Shadow Drama in Five Acts by Kara Walker, Honolulu Museum of Art
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