Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
81025 FMS 222 ART & THE CITY: NY IN THE 70's Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
12
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: AH 281 (P), AH 481, FMS 222, FMS 422
Instructors: CRIMP D
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Description: The recession and fiscal crisis of the 1970s was paradoxically a highly productive period of artistic experimentation in New York City. In the wake of the transforming art movements of the 1960s—Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art—the 1970s saw the invention of new and hybrid media—video art, performance art, and site-specific installation works. As the city’s economy became one based on real estate speculation and financial services, artists moved into the abandoned spaces of nineteenth-century industry. SoHo and Tribeca were remade into living and working spaces for artists, art galleries, and alternative spaces such as 112 Greene Street (now White Columns), the Kitchen Center for Video and Music, and Artists Space. By the end of the decade a new artists’ group that came to be known as the Pictures generation began showing in these alternative spaces. In this seminar we will study how the de-industrialization of New York contributed to new kinds of art making and examine how artists used the city.
Clusters: H1WST005

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
80500 FMS 222 ART & THE CITY: NY 70's Fall 2013 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
19
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: AH 281 (P), AH 481, FMS 222, FMS 422
Instructors: CRIMP D
Restrictions: [B] Not open to First year and sophomores
Description: This course investigates how artists make art from their engagement with the city—with such urban phenomena as structural economic transformations, the spatial politics of urban renewal, the “right to the city,” the creation of counter-publics in the city, and so forth. Different cities at different moments in the history of modernism and postmodernism might be investigated: Paris in the 1920s, Los Angeles in the 1960s, New York in the 1970s.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
99593 FMS 222 ART & THE CITY:NY IN THE 70S Fall 2010 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
8
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: AH 281 (P), AH 481, FMS 222, FMS 422
Instructors: CRIMP D
Description: The recession & fiscal crisis of the 1970s was paradoxically a highly productive period of artistic experimentation in New York City. In the wake of the transforming art movements of the 1960s--Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art--the 1970s saw the invention of new and hybrid media: video art, performance art, & site-specific installation works. By the end of the decade a new group of artists that came to be known as the Pictures Generation began showing in alternative spaces such as Artists Space. In this seminar we will study how the de-industrialization of New York contributed to new kinds of art making & examine how art works take the city as their subject. Among the artists we will consider are Bernd & Hilla Becher, Gordon Matta-Clark, Joan Jonas, Peter Hujar, Danny Lyon, Cindy Sherman, and Thomas Struth. Avant-garde film also took the city as its subject; the course will include the work such film & video-makers as Dara Birnbaum, Ernie Gehr, Peter Hutton, Babette Mangotle, and Charles Simonds.