Art Society Conflict

FIU Honors participating in a performance by Ofri Cnaani at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)


The “Art Society Conflict” (ASC) seminar examines the vital role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue surrounding controversial issues. It investigates how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics.It further explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change. The class makes multiple excursions within Miami to the Perez Art Museum Miami, Vizcaya Museums and Gardens, Margulies Collection, Rubell Collection, among many others. Throughout the year, students will supplement class lectures on art history with hands-on involvement in special projects with artists from throughout the world. Students have canoed in Biscayne Bay to collect garbage to build a wall during Miami Art Week. They have participated in a performance with an Israeli artist at Vizcaya, distorted faces in collaboration with an artist from Finland, and painted a poem on the roof of an FIU parking garage. ASC offers students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Miami’s contemporary art scene.

ASC Syllabus
ASC Projects

Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  01 April 2018

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