Readings

Required Readings:
Students must purchase the following:

Finkelpearl, Tom. Dialogues in Public Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2001

This book is found on http://www.amazon.com or by going directly to the Queens Museum of Art (please call in advance to ensure that they have copies on hand).

Students are expected to complete all readings prior to Saturday’s class and have questions and comments prepared for each chapter, article and website. The assigned readings are critical in order to have meaningful and thought provoking class discussions and site visits. Students are encouraged to bring to class articles and your own global experiences in order to provide a unique perspective to the learning experience.

Weekend One:
Finkelpearl, Tom. Dialogues in Public Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2001, pp. 54-77.

Ward, Vicky.  “A House Divided.” Vanity Fair August 2005: pp. 22-29.  vanity_fair_article_pratt or http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2005/08/guggenheim200508#gotopage1

Weekend Two:
Finkelpearl, Tom. Dialogues in Public Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2001, pp. 3-45, 235-269.

Rich, Damon.  “Community Centering.” The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, June 2004.

Community Centering or http://www.journalofaestheticsandprotest.org/new3/rich.html

Weekend Three:
Bishop, Claire. The Social Turn, Art Forum, February 2006, pp. 179-185. Social Turn

Doss, Erica. “Public Art Controversy.” Monograph, Americans for the Arts, October 2006: pp. 1-12.   Doss_Public Art Controversy

Finkelpearl, Tom. Dialogues in Public Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2001, pp. 81-109.

Tomkins, Calvin.  The Art World, “Big Art, Big Money.” The New Yorker, March 29, 2010: pp. 62-68.  Big Art-Big MoneyNew Yorker

Weekend Four:
Finkelpearl, Tom. Dialogues in Public Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2001, pp. 294-322.

Jackson, Maria Rosario. Building Community: Making Space for Art. The Urban Institute, 2011.2011_Urban-Institute_Building-Community

Kwon, Miwon. One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2004, pp. 56 – 99. Miwon Kwon

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