Juxtaposition: Drawing and Collage (DRW4106.01)

Mary Lum

Since the beginning of the 20th century, collage has existed as a vehicle for the most diverse ideas and political concerns of the times. Collage is not simply a method of assembly, a way to bring unrelated fragments into new contexts, but a way of thinking that reflects revolution of all kinds. From Picasso and Braque to Hannah Hoch and John Heartfield, and more recently Martha Rosler and Mark Bradford, collage confronts the forest of signs, and seeks to cause change through visual means. This drawing course makes use of the traditional media and skills of drawing in combination with found materials and texts. Emphasis is placed on the translation of ideas into a vast quantity of “assembled” drawings.

Prerequisites: One previous drawing class at Bennington and permission of instructor.
Credits: 4
Th 8:20am - 12noon
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 4000, Drawing, Mary Lum.