Topics & Electives

X Studio courses are available for elective credit to all Parsons/TNS students. Topics courses are open to all Parsons Fine Arts majors and minors.

Spring 2018 Topics 2D: Sites Unseen – Selena Kimball

Sites Unseen Selena Kimball Thursdays 9 AM PUFA 3220A   Places we have never seen have inscribed themselves on our imagination and even help define…

Spring 2018 Topics 3D: Nomadic Studio – Charles Goldman

Nomadic Studio Charles Goldman Wednesdays 9 AM PUFA 3230A Elephant Chair, from the series ‘Six Sites in Alexandria’, 2008, Photographic documentation. Courtesy: ACAF, Alexandria and…

Spring 2018 Topics 2D: The Painted Surface: Materials and Techniques in Contemporary Painting – Kamrooz Aram

The Painted Surface: Materials and Techniques in Contemporary Painting Kamrooz Aram Mondays 3:50 PM PUFA  3220C Ad Reinhardt painting in his studio Many of the…

Spring 2018 Topics 3D: Lifelike – Figurative Sculpture – Ester Partegàs

Lifelike — Figurative Sculpture Ester Partegàs Wednesdays 9 AM PUFA 3230B Ester Partegàs “Overcast”, 2010; pigmented polyurethane and enamel, 37” x 27” x 26” Sculpture…

Spring 2018 Topics 2D: Non-Fictional Drawing – Heide Fasnacht

Non-Fictional Drawing Heide Fasnacht Wednesdays 9 AM PUFA 3220B   credit: Arakawa In this course students will make a series of drawing-based works that will…

Spring 2018 Topics 2D: Painting as Politics – Mira Schor

Painting as Politics Mira Schor Mondays 3:50 PM PUFA 3220D Composite image, l.: Kerry James Marshall, De Style, 1993, detail; r. Louise Fishman, Wave on Wave, 2016,…

Spring 2018 Topics 4D: The Future? -The Speculative Impulse in Time Based Art – Alexandro Segade

The Future? — The Speculative Impulse in Time Based Art Alexandro Segade Fridays 12:10 PM PUFA 3240A Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, directed by…

Spring 2018 Topics 3D: Second Lives – Maika’i Tubbs

Second Lives Maika’i Tubbs Thursdays 9 AM PUFA 3230C Aurora Robson, Plant Perception, 2014, 65′ x 12′ x 7′, plastic debris (PET), aluminum rivets, tinted polycrylic, mica…

Spring 2018 X-Studio: Making Bodies: Artistic Production, Identity, and Embodiment – Gordon Hall

Making Bodies: Artistic Production, Identity, and Embodiment Gordon Hall Tuesdays 12:10 PM PSAM 3702A Martine Syms Incense Sweaters & Ice, (video still) 2017 Video (color, sound), 75…

Spring 2018 X-Studio: Cheap Materials: The Artist As Writer – Ariel Goldberg

Cheap Materials: The Artist As Writer Ariel Goldberg Thursdays 3:50 PM PSAM 3701 A Theresa Hak, Kyung Cha, “Repetitive Pattern,” 1975 Writing›››››› and image making…

Spring 2018 X-Studio: Narrative Machines – Anthony Graves

Narrative Machines Anthony Graves Wednesdays 9 AM PSAM 3703A image credit: Guy de Cointet “My Father’s Diary,” 1975, performer Mary Anne Duganne Glicksman, courtesy Air…

Spring 2018 X-Studio: CROSSED BORDERS – Douglas Paulson

CROSSED BORDERS Douglas Paulson Mondays 12:10 PM PSAM 3704A credit: D. Paulson In this studio class, we will realize a series of projects that explore…

Spring 2018 X-Studio: Sound/Music/Art – Angel Nevarez

Sound/Music/Art Angel Nevarez Thursdays 9 AM PSAM 3705A Video still from Allora & Calzadilla, Returning a Sound, 2004. One thing brass bands, mariachi music, and hip hop…