In this tutorial-based course, students will examine the critical issues related to their work in the context of a larger and culturally comparative visual arts base. This comparative critical dialogue and analysis will be fostered thorough a mixture of critical discussion, research, assigned reading, presentations and critiques of studio work. Any of these elements may be delivered on an individual or group basis at the discretion of the instructor.
Current readings on the climate of contemporary art and craft will be offered and communally discussed as a way for students to consider the trajectory of their own practice as it continues to develop beyond ACAD. Short writing assignments will guide students to articulate their practice with regards to their processes, ideas, field, and contemporary context. Students will self-produce an exhibition that reaches beyond the institution as a way to demonstrate their emergence into the wider community.