GDCV1057
Art for All – Public Art and Space

GDCV1057
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1057 AVA (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

Public art is for all. GDCV1057 aims to introduce students without artistic background into hands-on art making for the public realm. Students will look into contemporary concepts of art in public space, such as interventions and guerrilla art, and learn how art has the potential to transform our everyday perception of our environment, as taking art from a gallery context into the public can be challenging and thought provoking, yet at the same time playful and meaningful.

As part of the course, participants will explore HKBU-campus for its artistic potential, and complete a series of site-specific interventions using spatial concepts, methodologies, techniques and materials available. Most likely the interventions will be ephemeral only, yet the effect and memory they create for the passing audience will be longer lasting. The interventions will also encourage direct interaction with and feedback from the audience, thus provide participants opportunities to very actively get involved with their daily community.

What do the students say about this course?

這科給學生們一個出外學習的機會,令學生可在繁忙的工作中輕鬆一下。最重要是學習內容十分有趣—公眾藝術,其實很多地方都存有獨特的藝術品,不論是高樓大廈還是公園,甚至是在地鐵站內也可找到不同類型的藝術品。可是我們往往忽略了身邊的事物,沒有仔細地想過他們背後的意思。而這科目正正提供了一個機會讓我們認識香港現有的藝術品,從中了解不同時代社會的轉變。

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Year 2 student from SOSC

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.