Advanced Art Workshop B

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Susanne Meyer  Hidano Noboru 
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Fall Semester  /  Recommended semester:4,6,8

Outline of lecture

Advanced Art Course B

- Outline
What is the role of the "Materials" in the arts? Why do artists choose a certain material? Is it just an esthetic choice or is the motivation for the choice more complex? In the Advanced Art Course B I will introduce specific materials used in the three-dimensional art (as stone, plastic, earth etc.) with a main focus on contemporary Western and Asian artists. After the inspiring introductive morning lecture with a host of visual materials and important background information the students will experiment with diverse materials and technics, learning how to express themselves in three-dimensional objects and spaces. The artworks will be presented in a group exhibition.

Purpose of lecture

- Purpose
The students will expand their knowledge about important artworks and their complex background. They will achieve practical, complex knowledge in expressing themselves in diverse materials and technics and will gain new unexpected views on the character of materials and their creative use.

Plan of lecture

- Schedule
The class meets on four Saturdays, Nov.30th, Dec.6th / 13th / 20th, from 10.30 A.M - 5.30 P.M. (one hour lunch-break included)

1) November 30th
"Bending the World"
Alexander Calder and others
The students will produce drawings and a three-dimensional object using wire and other materials.

2) 6th of December
"Soft Materials"
Meret Oppenheim, Claes Oldenbourg and others
The students will explore the character of soft materials and produce a soft sculpture.

3) 13th of December
"Still Living in the Stone Age"
Richard Long and others
The students will produce an installation with stones and other natural materials.

4) 20th of December
"Earth, Chocolate, Tea... the Infinity of Materials"
Walter de Maria, Ai Weiwei and others
The students will explore the diversity of materials and their combination, producing a three dimensional object in mixed media.

Textbook and reference


Related and/or prerequisite courses



The regular attendance of lecture and workshop, the participation, diligence縲and the artworks will be graded.

Comments from lecturer

The language of the course is English and Japanese.縲譌・譛ャ隱槭→闍ア隱



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