Tishan Hsu

on leave fall semester

BSAD, MArch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sculptor and painter; solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Mexico, and Europe; work included in major private and museum collections, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, High Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), and Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo (Mexico City); honorary member, board of directors, White Columns, New York; recipient of grant from National Endowment for the Arts. SLC, 1994–

Undergraduate Courses 2018-2019

Visual and Studio Arts

Things and Beyond Representation

Sophomore and above , Seminar—Spring

This course will explore the possibilities for creative production inspired by a range of inquiries, including readings, discussions, critiques, looking at the work of contemporary artists, and observing the work of students in the class as their work unfolds. We will be reading a range of texts, as well as making museum and/or gallery visits. In doing so, we will consider different ways of thinking about art—which will lead us to consider different ways of defining and producing art. We will explore concepts as ways of discovering different subjectivities and situations in which art can become. We will take a global perspective in looking at contemporary art. The course will experiment with the ways in which texts, images, discussions, and activity can alter one’s inner landscape, enabling different kinds of (art) work to emerge. This is predominantly a studio course that will incorporate a range of activities in conjunction with studio work. We will encounter materials such as cardboard, wood, metal, plaster, and digital media, with technical support provided in the handling of these media. Experience in the visual, performative, industrial, and/or digital arts is helpful.

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Things and Beyond

Intermediate , Seminar—Year
This course will explore the possibilities for creative production inspired by a range of inquiries, including readings, discussions, critiques, looking at the work of contemporary artists, and observing the work of students in the class as their work unfolds. We will be reading a range of texts, as well as making museum and/or gallery visit(s). In doing so, we will consider different ways of thinking about art, which will lead us to consider different ways of defining and producing art. We will explore concepts as ways of discovering different subjectivities and situations in which art can become. We will take a global perspective in looking at contemporary art. The course will experiment with the ways in which texts, images, discussions, and activity can alter one’s inner landscape, enabling different kinds of (art) work to emerge. This is predominantly a studio course that will incorporate a range of activities in conjunction with studio work. We will encounter materials such as cardboard, wood, metal, plaster, and digital media, with technical support provided in the handling of these media. Experience in the visual, performative, industrial, and/or digital arts is helpful.
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