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Fluxus: Collectivism and Intermedia Art in the 1960s and 1970s
ARHA 363
Fall 2010
Section: 01  

This course will examine the art collective Fluxus, as it formed on three continents from 1962-1978, paying particular attention to the group's collective organization on an international scale in the context of post-World War II advanced capitalism; the diversity of subject positions occupied by its members, based on issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and class; the multidisciplinary character of its composition, including artists with backgrounds in music, painting, film, sculpture, poetry, design and architecture; and its pioneering of "intermedia" art, combining performance, object-making, and video. The relationships between Fluxus and contemporaneous artistic trends as well as Fluxus's influence on art today will also be considered.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will learn how to analyze, contextualize and evaluate artworks across diverse media towards understanding their meanings within postwar culture more broadly.

Students will be introduced to a wide array of international art as we aim to understand the complex relationships, identities, meanings that emerge within processes of cultural exchange.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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