Last week a golden opportunity came my way — teaching ARTS 165, "Art Exhibitions and the Cultural Landscape," at Santa Fe Community College. The 3-credit course will meet Wednesday, 9-11:30 am, beginning tomorrow, August 22nd; however, it's not too late to enroll! You can audit the class as well, without having to order transcripts. The class meets on SFCC's main campus in room 711.
This course will examine the social, cultural, and political complexities of art and exhibitions. We'll focus on the many cultural in the New Mexican art scene, especially Native American American and Latino, but will also look at cross-cultural communication, urban and rural art, and exhibiting internationally. Guest speakers will discuss cultural sensitivity, repatriation, their own experiences navigating their curatorial practices and finding a space for their artistic expressions in the larger art world. Besides museums and commercial gallery spaces, we will look at alternative art spaces and experimental exhibitions.
This course is a component in the SFCC Gallery Management degree program and transfers to IAIA. For more information, call (505) 428-1501. For registration information, go here.