NYU Steinhardt

Topics in Crafts Arts: Crafter Culture and Contemporary Art

  • Course Number: ART-GE 2521
  • Hours: 60
  • Units: 3
  • Description: This course explores contemporary art of craftivism, specifically handcrafts, in order to catalyze exchanges outside of traditional art audience boundaries, create political commentary, explore tactility, critique consumerism, & build community. Students will consider distinctions between the contemporary roles of artist, designer, hobbyist & artisan, and address how this type of artwork engages viewers. A studio component of the course will allow students to create their own participatory artwork. Students will be exposed to a wide range of contemporary writings, from craft scholarship & theory to ‘zine articles & manifestos.
  • Old Course Number: E90.2521