Transformative Influence of Art in Public and Community Spaces

School of Consciousness and Transformation TSD 6389 3.00

Art in the public sphere offers an opportunity to examine how art changes our awareness of self, our relationship and interaction with others, and how we navigate space and the environment. We will examine public art in historical context and consider the stasis of public art as contemporary art and, subsequently, its ability to comment on and influence contemporary society. Another area of exploration we will undertake in this course is how public art takes on meaning beyond a museum aesthetic -- for example, how public art becomes markers of space and placement, both geographically/physically and intellectually/figuratively.

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