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.

Fall 2017 X Studio: Animalisms – Katherine Hubbard

Katherine Hubbard PSAM 3707A Tuesdays 12:10 – 2:40 pm Animalisms Untitled, Jannis Kounellis, 2006 Animals have held a significant position in both the history of…

Fall 2017 X Studio: Holy Shit: The Sacred and the Profane – Ester Partegàs

Ester Partegàs PSAM 3706A Thursdays 7:00 – 9:40 pm Holy Shit: The Sacred and the Profane Jorge Macchi, Still Song, 2015, mirrorball, drywall, light tubes. Art…

Fall 2017 X Studio: Walking as Practice – Lydia Matthews

Lydia Matthews PSAM 3701A Fridays 12:10 – 2:50 pm Walking as a Research Practice  Photo: Francis Alÿs, “The Green Line”, Jerusalem (2004) Video documentation of…

Fall 2017 X Studio: Sound Art – Beyond Perception – John Roach

John Roach PSAM 3707A  Thursdays 12:10 – 2:40 pm Sound Art – Beyond Perception Image: Max Neuhaus – “Water Whistle III: Underwater Topographies” 1976 In…

Fall 2017 X Studio: Scripting Identity, Time, Politics – Andrea Geyer

Andrea Geyer PSAM 3703A Wednesdays 9:00 – 11:40 am Scripting Identity, Time, Politics Sharon Hayes, In the Near Future (detail), 2009, multiple-slide-projection installation, 13 x 35mm…

Fall 2017 X Studio Painting and the Graphic Novel – Peter Rostovsky

Peter Rostovsky PSAM 3702A Mondays 7 – 9:40 pm Painting and the Graphic Novel Image composite from left to right: Richard McGuire, Jim Shaw, Jamian…

Fall 2017 X Studio: Trans/Queer Cultural Production – LJ Roberts

LJ Roberts PSAM 3704A Mondays 7:00 – 9:40 pm Trans/Queer Cultural Production Edie Fake Artistic practices and cultural production by trans and queer artists have…

Fall 2017 Topics 4D: Painting in Motion – Sammy Cucher

Sammy Cucher PUFA 3240A Mondays 3:50 – 9:30 pm Painting in Motion Aziz + Cucher 2005 This course will offer students the opportunity to explore…

Fall 2017 Topics 3D: Concept and Materiality – Miggy Buck

Miggy Buck PUFA 3230B Tuesdays 3:50 – 9:30 pm Concept and Materiality Miggy Buck, Detail of installation “GREY”, 2015. Recycled newspaper and glue. In this class…

Fall 2017 Topics 3D: Body/Movement/Object – Tamar Ettun

Tamar Ettun PUFA 3230A Fridays 9:00 am – 2:50 pm Body/Movement/Object Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly: Part…

Fall 2017 Topics 2D: Painting as Refuse – Jen Liu

Jen Liu PUFA 3220A Tuesdays 9:00 am – 2:50 pm Painting as Refuse Jen Liu, Marjorie the Trash Heap Oracle, Fraggle Rock. Refuse has a…

Fall 2017 Topics 2D: The Third Meaning – Cristobal Lehyt

Cristobal Lehyt PUFA 3220C Fridays 9:00 am – 2:50 pm The Third Meaning Oehlen and Williams, Altered Work Using painting, drawing and an array of 2D…

Fall 2017 Topics 2D: Painting and Invention – David Mann

David Mann PUFA 3220B Thursday 9:00 am – 2:50 pm Painting and Invention This course will focus on ways of exploring invention in painting. Through…

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