Contemporary Art Since 1980|
This historically rooted introduction to contemporary art sets an anchor around 1980 and moves through the major debates of the last thirty-five years. This period gave rise to a remarkable range of historical transformations: a post-communist Europe; an economically prominent China; the AIDS crisis and queer activism; increasingly molecular degrees of technological and visual mediation in everyday life; the consolidation of a globalized network of travel, communication, and capital; climate change; and a seemingly perpetual "war on terror," to name only a few. This course attends to the changing vocabulary of approaches by which artists both intervened in these conditions and positioned their work in relation to a longer view of the history of art. Rather than a strictly chronological survey, the course attends to specific theoretical frameworks (postcolonial, feminist, anti-racist, poststructural, etc.) and formal techniques (installation, video projection, social practice, public intervention, etc.) that fuel current practice.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(IDEA-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Primary sources and recent criticism posted on e-reserves.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm and final exam
One 3-page paper, one 8-page paper
|Instructor(s): Grace,Claire Times: ...W.F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: WYL112; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 9||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 7||FR: 7|
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