Practicum in Exhibition of East Asian Art|
ARHA 282, ANTH 253|
This course is a historical, theoretical, and practical introduction to the exhibition of East Asian art, both in the west and in China and Korea. Students will learn the history of exhibition in China and the establishment of collections of East Asian art in the United States, modes of exhibition and current practices through readings, presentations and practical experience with the collection at East Asian Studies, as well as site visits to local collections and museums.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Becker, Howard, "Art Worlds and Collective Activity," in Howard Becker, ART WORLDS, Berkeley: Univ. of California, 1982, pp. 1-39.
Bourdieu, Pierre, "The Social Theory of Art Perception," in Pierre Bourdieu, THE FIELD OF ART PRODUCTION, pp. 215-137.
Clifford, James, "Histories of the Tribal and the Modern," and "On Collecting Art and Culture," in THE PREDICAMENT A/CULTURE: TWENTIETH-CENTURY ETHNOGRAPHY, LITERATURE AND ART, Cambridge: Harvard, 1988, 187-252.
Corbey, Raymond, TRIBAL ART TRAFFIC: A CHRONICLE OF TASTE, TRADE AND DESIRE IN COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL TIMES, Amsterdam Royal Tropical Institute, 2000.
Duncan, Carol, "The Art Museum as Ritual," and "The Modern Art Museum: It's a Man's World," in Carol Duncan, CIVILIZING RITUALS: INSIDE PUBLIC ART MUSEUMS, London: Routledge, 1995, pp. 7-20, 102-132
Geertz, Clifford, "Art as a Cultural System" in Clifford Geertz, LOCAL KNOWLEDGE: FURTHER ESSAYS IN INTERPRETIVE ANTHROPOLOGY, New York: Basic, 1983.
Hooper-Greenhill, Eilan, MUSEUMS AND THE CREATION OF KNOWLEDGE, New York: Routledge, 1992.
Karp, Ivan, "Culture and Representation," in Karp, Ivan and Steven D. Lavine, EXHIBITING CULTURES: THE POETICS AND POLITICS OF MUSEUM DISPLAY, Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991, pp. 11-24
Kraus, Richard, "China's Artists Between Plan and Market," in Deborah Davis, ed., URBAN SPACES IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA, New York: Woodrow Wilson Press, 1995, pp. 173-192.
Mary W. Helms, CRAFT AND THE KINGLY IDEAL: ART, TRADE AND POWER, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993.
Myers, Fred, "Pintupi Paintings in New York," in George E. Marcus and Fred Myers, eds., THE TRAFFIC IN CULTURE: REFIGURING ART AND ANTHROPOLOGY, Berkeley: California, 1995, pp. 55-95.
Rubin, Arnold, "Introduction," "Environmental and Cultural Factors," "Utilitarian and Transactional Functions," in ART AS TECHNOLOGY: THE ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, NATIVE AMERICA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Beverly Hills: Hillcrest, 1989, pp. 11-54.
Schein, Louisa, "Urbanity, Cosmopolitanism, Consumption" in Nancy Chen et at. eds., CHINA URBAN: ETHNOGRAPHIES O/CONTEMPORARY CULTURE, Durham, Duke Univ., 2001, pp. 225-241.
Warren I. Cohen, EAST ASIAN ART AND AMERICAN CULTURE: A STUDY IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, New York: Columbia University Press, 1992
Wu Hung et al., PLACE AND MODEL: RETHINKING AND REINVENTING CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITIONS, Guangxi: Guangxi Normal University Publishers, 2004, Vishakha Desai, Wu Hung, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Leng Lin, and Fumio Nanjo.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be a series of scaled power point presentations and written assignments. The final project will be development of the fall 2014 exhibition at FEAS including captions, design, video and publicity.
|Instructor(s): Dowdey,Patrick Times: ...W... 07:10PM-10:00PM; Location: FEAS SEM; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 9||SR major: 0||JR major: 1|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 3||FR: 3|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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