4.367 Studio Seminar in Public Art

Spring 2006

A class poster showing the work of all the students.
The poster from the final presentation of the class. (Image courtesy of Ben Wood.)

Course Highlights

This course features videos from guest artists in the lecture notes section, and the student projects from the semester in the projects section.

Course Description

How do we define Public Art? This course focuses on the production of projects for public places. Public Art is a concept that is in constant discussion and revision, as much as the evolution and transformation of public spaces and cities are. Monuments are repositories of memory and historical presences with the expectation of being permanent. Public interventions are created not to impose and be temporary, but as forms intended to activate discourse and discussion. Considering the concept of a museum as a public device and how they are searching for new ways of avoiding generic identities, we will deal with the concept of the personal imaginary museum. It should be considered as a point of departure to propose a personal individual construction based on the concept of defining a personal imaginary museum - concept, program, collection, events, architecture, public diffusion, etc.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.

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Prof. Antonio Muntadas

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
3 hours / session