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4.6
38 ratings
15 reviews
This course is for activists, artists, and thinkers who wish to better understand and participate in social change. We will focus on the prolific and exciting overlap between socially engaged art and cultural practices generated by recent social movements around the world. Rather than assess the political efficacy of activities like mourning, listening, organizing, dancing, or partying, the lectures examine such cultural activities next to, and within, contemporary art practice. Included in the course are guest presentations by key artists, activists, and scholars, like: Rebecca Gomperts, Chido Govera, Gulf Labor, Hans Haacke, Sharon Hayes, Jolene Rickard, Gregory Sholette, Joshua Wong, and many more. Designed by artist and Duke professor, Pedro Lasch and co-taught by Creative Time artistic director, Nato Thompson, the course challenges learners to treat the MOOC itself as a social and artistic form. This happens mostly through the practical components, local project productions, global exchanges, and critical feedback. While no prior art making or activist experience is required, projects also offer challenging options for advanced learners. For other course offerings or language versions in this series, just search 'ART of the MOOC' inside the Coursera course catalogue....
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Sous-titres : English, Spanish
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

Réinitialisez les dates limites selon votre disponibilité.
Clock

Recommandé : 3 hours/week

Approx. 7 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English, Spanish

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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Introduction to Activism and Social Movements

This short module includes an overview of the course's structure, working process, global community, and overall guidelines. Make sure to read it right away and refer back to it whenever needed....
Reading
1 vidéo (Total 2 min), 3 lectures
Reading3 lectures
Course Structure10 min
Community Collaboration10 min
Course Information and Resources10 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Activism and Social Movements: Lectures, Guest Presentations, and Quiz

This opening segment is dedicated to the prolific and exciting overlap between socially engaged art and cultural practices generated by recent social movements around the world. Environmentalism, AIDS activism, Queer movements, Zapatismo, immigrant rallies, alter-globalization, the World Social Forum, Occupy, the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement, museum boycotts, and democratic uprisings in the Middle East will be seen in dialogue with cultural producers who participate in these movements or are inspired by them. Rather than assess the political efficacy of such cultural activities, we will examine their place within contemporary art practices. Based on Listening, Organizing, Dancing, or Partying, each student’s contribution will respond to a particular social movement of their choosing....
Reading
10 vidéos (Total 118 min), 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
From Refusal and Boycott to Humor and Satire10 min
Subverting Symbols and Power Structures12 min
Prompt-Overview of Project and Peer Assessment2 min
Beka Economopoulos16 min
Gulf Labor16 min
Rebecca Gomperts10 min
Leonidas Martin14 min
Naeem Mohaiemen11 min
Joshua Wong11 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Activism and Social Movements Quiz20 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Activism and Social Movements: Project and Peer Review

The prompt, lecture and guest presentations will provide a foundation and inspiration for students’ own experiments....
Reading
1 quiz

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Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Aesthetics, Art History, and Cultural Institutions - Lectures, Guest Presentations, and Quiz

Just as recent social movements have transformed contemporary art and culture, activists have relied on ideas developed in more specialized cultural circles, sometimes without knowing it. Starting with an exploration of the ways in which socially engaged public art has been included and excluded from particular narratives, theories, institutions, and events, we will use this lesson to follow social practices as they question conventional art and art history. As we do so, students will be invited to create projects that directly engage with Cultivating, Farming, Cooking, or Eating—activities that are fundamentally social but traditionally seen to contradict serious artistic production....
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 85 min), 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Cultural Institutions and and International Exhibitions6 min
Prompt-Overview of Project and Peer Assessment4 min
Chido Govera8 min
Hans Haacke15 min
Future Farmers8 min
Shannon Jackson13 min
Jolene Rickard12 min
Abigail Satinsky7 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Aesthetics, Art History and Cultural Institutions Quiz20 min
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par IAMay 23rd 2018

This course was really helpful in understanding the significance of art in social activism, and the project was a lot of fun.

par SBJul 8th 2018

Exciting, different & eye-opening. Innovative assessment strategy (once it opens)!

Enseignants

Nato Thompson

Chief Curator
Creative Time

Pedro Lasch

Visual Artist and Associate Research Professor
Duke Art, Art History & Visual Studies

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