SPRING 2021 NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT
This course examines the history and practice of prints in a political context. Print media have often served a direct role in the political realm, and artists have often responded to social conditions through printmaking. Students will examine the distinctive graphic language and distributive power of the print through historically relevant media including relief, stencil, pamphlet, and poster printing techniques. Students will examine difficult and contested examples of print in the political sphere, and consider the social responsibility of the artist. Regular discussions about relevant readings and current events will inform students’ use of print methods to express their personal viewpoints.
Prerequisite: FF 111 or FF 112, and FF 161