Fluxus: Collectivism and Intermedia Art in the 1960s and 1970s|
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.
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Ken Friedman, ed., THE FLUXUS READER (Chicester, West Sussex: Academy Editions, 1998)
A selection of required essays will be posted online
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Student presentation of readings
Written reading responses
Final research paper
|Instructor(s): Dumett,Mari Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: DAC300; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: X||FR: X|
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