Interdisciplinary Sculpture at MICA
Sculpture is contemporary art's meta-medium, where artists explore innovative content in the areas of object-making, installation, performance, site-work, time-based art, and digital forms. Students of interdisciplinary sculpture at MICA develop the conceptual content of their work concurrently with practical, hands-on knowledge of materials and fabrication techniques, enabling them to produce work relevant to their personal vision.
Classes offered within the department combine theory and practice and encourage students to develop transdisciplinary, multimedia approaches to their work and invent collaborations with new audiences and communities. Through this innovative curriculum, students are exposed to a broad range of creative possibilities within the material, spatial, and non-static arts and develop a range of conceptual skills and strategies that allow them to realize content in inventive ways.
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PHILOSOPHY IN ART
The New Earthwork: Art, Action Agency, edited by Twylene Moyer and Glenn Harper Available from Amazon
The work of Interdisciplinary Sculpture faculty member, Eve-Andrée Laramée is the subject of a chapter in the recently published book, The New Earthwork: Art, Action Agency. As a sculptor at the forefront of environmental and ecological/social innovation, Laramée makes works that engage the earth as a creative partner rather than resource and raw material. New Earthworks, currently at the leading edge of sculptural practice, advocates for ethical aesthetics leading to sustainable and vital artistic practice that not only solves problems but dares to ask questions and seek answers across disciplinary boundaries.
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