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Global Intersections: Contemporary Art, Postcolonialism, and Globalization
ARHA 353
Spring 2010
Section: 01  

This course will address the major developments in contemporary art emerging through processes of postcolonialism and globalization from 1960 to the present. The central focus will be cultural intersections as we examine the ways that artists, curators, critics, and art historians participate in the dialectics of national/international, global/local, homogeneity/heterogeneity, and margin/center. In a world in which people and cultures are coming into greater contact than ever before--due to a combination of colonial ties, the expansion of capital investment and commodity exchange, advances in commercial travel and electronic communications, and shifting immigration patterns--how have issues of national identity, individual identity, hegemony, and hybridity become of distinct importance and meaning in art? How does the proliferation of major international exhibitions demand that we address questions of Eurocentrism and marginality? And how does the rise of the "itinerant artist' (and curator) change how we think about borders and artistic labor practices? These are just a few of the questions that will be addressed via case studies of art and historical and theoretical texts from around the globe.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Interpretation: Students will learn how to analyze, contextualize and evaluate artworks across diverse media towards understanding their meaning(s) within contemporary global culture.
Intercultural Literacy: Students will be introduced to a wide array of contemporary art from around the world. A primary aim will be to understand the complex intercultural relationships that emerge within processes of globalization and post-colonialism.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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