ART 494 Willem de Kooning - FALL 2016
“Willem de Kooning” will address aspects of the work of this American artist (1904-1997) and in particular the relationships in his practice between painting and drawing, and between abstraction and figuration. Working from the holdings of the Willem de Kooning Foundation, the seminar will prepare a small exhibition of the artist’s paintings and drawings to be shown at the Princeton University Art museum.
Participants in the course must be able to travel to New York City several Fridays as a class to examine works of art in the storage of the de Kooning foundation and in museum galleries, and to spend a day individually at the de Kooning Archives in New York City. Since the collaboration with the de Kooning Foundation is on this basis, students applying to this course are thereby committing to this program of travel.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday April 11, 2016
ART 456 The World Picture - FALL 2016
The World Picture investigates the global turn in contemporary art with a focus on international mega-exhibitions as a form of worldmaking. Case studies of key exhibitions and debates within the broader history, ranging from 19th century worlds fairs and the earliest biennales to the explosion of recurring mega-exhibitions in the 1990s and recent migrant and traveling biennales. How do such exhibitions both reproduce and resist the economic and political logic of globalization? What are the particular urgencies of constructing or negating a world picture from the perspective of “the global south”? There is a mandatory trip to São Paulo, Brazil during fall break (October 29-Nov 6). Enrollment is by application only.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 11, 2016