*Please note: This class requires the ability to capture and upload digital photos and video.
This class is dedicated to learning and using the strategies of conceptual art making. Created as a one-year rotation through the history of generative practices, each month is a stand-alone unit dedicated to a tool, strategy or practice found in contemporary art making. Students are invited to enroll during any month of the year-long rotation. The topic of each unit may also address the artmaking needs or interest areas of students in the group. In this vein, the topics covered in this class have included community art, performance, video art, art and technology, eco-art, the dematerialization of the art object, and new media.
In 2022, the class will also telescope into an advanced level of Conceptual Art Making. So, if you have already completed a rotation through the initial units of the class, feel free to join us for advanced project work and critique.
About the Instructor
ELIZABETH DEMARAY is a sculptor whose work engages the interface between the built environment and the natural world. Her current artwork, The Arc Project: Manhattan Tundra at World Trade, is an emergent ecosystem on the top of the World Trade #7 Building. Demaray is the recipient of the National Studio Award at the New York Museum of Modern Art/P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture and the Welcome to the Anthropocene Award from the Association of Environmental Science Studies. Currently a Professor of Fine Arts and head of the concentrations in intermedia and sculpture at Rutgers University, Camden, Demaray is also an advisor in the Art and Artificial Intelligence Lab at Rutgers New Brunswick, which is a platform for the creative use of computer vision and machine learning in art. Her current projects can be seen at http://elizabethdemaray.org