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Lesson 4

  1. 1. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #4 FOUNDATION: MID-TERM PAPER 17 th DECEMBER 2012 1 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  2. 2. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #4 PRESENTATION OF THE COURSE Instructions to follow the course: -Blog http://art-as-playground.blogspot.it/ Facebook page: Course of site specific public art Politecnico di Milano- Campus Piacenza #publicartpiacenza I send you a reading in pdf format. This is my adress: ornellacostanzopolipc@gmail.com 2 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  3. 3. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #4 GENERAL GUIDELINES: Class Assignments: Mid-term paper: You are responsible of presenting one paper to the class. This will be a 5 page research paper focusing on one artist or artist group related to topics covered in class by half-term. You must include: -footnote/endnotes and a list of work cited. -bibliography as well as on line materials. - some images with notes, or at least one iconic image. You have to discuss it to the class, share your research and answer to Q&A session. 3 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  4. 4. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #4 GENERAL GUIDELINES: Class Assignments Mid-term paper: Character points: max 12 Spacing: 1,5 Full page: not allowed 1500 points page. Send a pdf format to ornellacostanzopolipc@gmail.com by December 16 Bring with a print pdf in class Title: your complete name, your e-mail, topic chosen, find a title for your research. 4 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  5. 5. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #4 GENERAL GUIDELINES: Class Assignments Mid-term paper: TOPIC 1: EARTHWORK Analyse one artist or more whose artwork is related to the intervention on landscape and/or by earth material. Describe his/her ideas of “public” and the relationship with public sphere. Give informations about the commissioners, public, private, personal initiative etc. Expectations or programs about the choice of a public artwork. Audience: which kind is the addresser of his/her work. Which engagement they experienced. Legacy: if the artist is contemporary, which is the legacy of the movements of 60’s, 70’s, 80’s. Conversely, if he/she is an artist of those decades, what could be the legacy in some practices of today. 5 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  6. 6. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #4 GENERAL GUIDELINES: Class Assignments Mid-term paper: TOPIC 2: URBAN LANDSCAPE Analyse one artist or more whose artwork is related to the intervention on the urban landscape. Describe his/her ideas of “public” and the relationship with public sphere. Which are the characteristics of the area interested by his/her work. Give informations about the commissioners, public, private, personal initiative etc. Expectations or programs about the choice of a public artwork. Audience: which kind is the addresser of his/her work. Which engagement they experienced. Legacy: if the artist is contemporary, which is the legacy of the movements of 60’s, 70’s, 80’s. Conversely, if he/she is an artist of those decades, what could be the legacy in some practices of today. 6 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  7. 7. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #4 GENERAL GUIDELINES: Class Assignments Mid-term paper: TOPIC 3: PROCESS AND SOCIAL PRACTICES Analyse one artist or more whose artwork is related to a process and has a strong basis in social practices. Describe his/her ideas of “public” and the relationship with public sphere. Which are the issues they face through their work. What is the message and the medium they use. Give informations about the commissioners, public, private, personal initiative etc. Expectations or programs about the choice of a public artwork. Audience: which kind is the addresser of his/her work. Which engagement they experienced. Legacy: if the artist is contemporary, which is the legacy of the movements of 60’s, 70’s, 80’s. Conversely, if he/she is an artist of those decades, what could be the legacy in some practices of today. 7 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  8. 8. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #4 GENERAL GUIDELINES: Class Assignments Mid-term paper: TOPIC 4: PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION Analyse one artist or more whose artwork is related to a concrete participation by people into the creative process. Describe his/her ideas of “public” and the relationship with public sphere. How his/her work is open-ended and given to public acomplishment. Give informations about the commissioners, public, private, personal initiative etc. Expectations or programs about the choice of a public artwork. Audience: which kind is the addresser of his/her work. Which engagement they experienced. Legacy: if the artist is contemporary, which is the legacy of the movements of 60’s, 70’s, 80’s. Conversely, if he/she is an artist of those decades, what could be the legacy in some practices of today. 8 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  9. 9. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #4 GENERAL GUIDELINES: Class Assignments Mid-term paper: TOPIC 5: ART & ACTIVISM Analyse one artist or more whose artwork is related to a strong activism and actions on social issues. Describe his/her ideas of “public” and the relationship with public sphere. How his/her work contributed to a social agenda, what the actions and the activities, which and if there is a border between legal and illegal. Give informations about the commissioners, public, private, personal initiative etc. Expectations or programs about the choice of a public artwork. Audience: which kind is the addresser of his/her work. Which engagement they experienced. Legacy: if the artist is contemporary, which is the legacy of the movements of 60’s, 70’s, 80’s. Conversely, if he/she is an artist of those decades, what could be the legacy in some practices of today. 9 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  10. 10. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #4 GENERAL GUIDELINES: Class Assignments Mid-term paper: FOR ALL THE TOPICS: You could choose a work from any country or city, especially in yours. The results of the mid-term paper will be posted on the blog on January before the end of the semester. You could ask more info about your work by e-mail. 10 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society

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