Organized by Terri Friedman CCA/Shirley Tse Cal Arts, 2012,
California College of the Arts/ 2013, Claremont Graduate University
Over the past 50 years a revolution in the discipline of Sculpture has occurred, as artists from diverse backgrounds and methods of working have pushed the boundaries of participation and practice. Sculpture today is a melting pot of crafts and contradictions. The tension between traditions (wood working, metal fabrication, stone carving, ceramics) and an "expanded field" (performance, installation, site work, video, social sculpture, public art, digital technologies, and more) has made navigating curriculum a challenge. How can sculpture education reflect the plurality and excitement of the expanded field while maintaining the best of traditional practices.