WL ARTS 120-Selected Topics in Cultural Studies Lecture 3
"Performance, Politics and Pedagogy"
Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Class ID: 401420200
Kaufman Hall 240
In this course we will look at the intersection and interrelationship of cultures of visual art and cultures of pedagogy. Through weekly readings, in class activities and film screenings we will look at how artists have created new pedagogical and visual methodologies. This experiential learning and practical laboratory style class will provide a space where students are able to deepen their understanding of their own distinct voices and artistic impulses. The hallmark of the artists included in this course is their orientation towards a shared set of desires to re-orient and to overturn the traditional relationship between the art object, the artist and the audience placing pressure on conventional modes of artistic production and consumption.
Nathaniel Whitfield received a BFA in Art from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford; was a William Alexander Fleet Fellow in Princeton University’s Department of Art & Archeology; and a studio participant in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program before completing his MFA at UCLA. His work engages in a site-reflexive examination of labor, race, gender and class. His various engagements overlap, conflate, and diverge as his artistic roles shift between performer, collaborator, organizer, teacher, writer, curator and director.