4.673 Installation Art

Class Info

Focuses on a specific genre of contemporary art that produces environments or room-sized immersive forms rather than portable "art objects." Installation art is viewed from a historical perspective, as a rejection of the modernist aesthetic of purity and the neutral white gallery space. Its corollary in site-specific art is explored in relation to previous exhibition models such as natural history displays or merchandising conventions. Graduate students will be expected to produce a final research paper.

This class has 4.601 as a prerequisite.

4.673 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by C. Jones.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the Automatism in Art and Architecture—Installation Art site or on the 4.673 Stellar site.

MIT 4.673 Installation Art Related Textbooks
MIT 4.673 Installation Art On The Web
Automatism in Art and Architecture—Installation Art

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