Spring 2020 Art & Society

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Click the names below to view the Art & Society Final Projects from the Spring 2020 Students:




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Some snapshots of our recent Art & Society meetings working remotely since Italy’s Covid-19 “lock-down” went into effect on March 9:

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A glimpse back at some of our activities in the Art & Society class from the start of the Spring 2020 semester before the March 9 declaration for “lockdown” measures addressing the Covid-19 pandemic in Italy.

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The interdisciplinary Art & Society Course is central to the mission of the Siena Art Institute (“SART”), and is required for all students.  The Spring 2020 course was co-taught by Lisa Nonken, Bernardo Giorgi, Irene Lupi, and Jeff Shapiro.

The Art & Society course allows students to develop substantive projects to further their portfolio development, and to have numerous opportunities to interact with a diverse array of artists, to deepen their understanding of contemporary art practices, and the various roles that artists can play in a broader social context.

The students of the Spring 2020 semester are tenaciously working on their projects in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has required teachers and students alike to have to work from home.

The course was divided into three project units: the Introductory Project Unit, the Mid-Term Project Unit, and the Final Project Unit. Through the progression of these projects, students are guided through the production of a strong personal body of work, fostering their ongoing portfolio development.