Writing Art

Art 189 is a studio art course entitled “Writing Art''.  As a group, we are building a new relationship to language as it relates to, and even functions as, art. Everyone is also producing a portfolio of work. Thus far the class has studied, and created, text-based installation works, an essay or lecture piece, appropriation-based works, and manifestos. A member of the class described text as straightforward, and text-based art as subverting this straightforwardness “...to make the 2D idea of writing, into the 3D idea of being.”