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Events: Jan 19, 2015 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA Freshman Mail Art at MOCA

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Events: Feb 16, 2015

CIA Campus Connection: Presidents' Day

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Material Matters

Course No. FIB377/477  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Christina Cassara

This is an advanced level studio class, which will offer the student a more sophisticated understanding of the inter-relationship between material, process and idea. The cultural and historic references of materials and processes play a powerful role in communication. To further that investigation and use it to support work, lectures and discussions will ask questions about the definitions and norms of the European/Mainstream art system. Topics will include, for example, the place of art within the gallery system and the role of art in 'non/European' cultures; the relationship between Art and the Everyday; the relationship between Realization and Representation; and the role of Social Participation in an art practice. Other topics will be guided by the work being done by the students enrolled in the class. Open elective, limited to Juniors and Seniors. Required for FMS Seniors.

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While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.

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Save the date. Four celebration events.

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