Global Intersections: Contemporary Art, Postcolonialism, and Globalization|
Spring 2013 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin, eds. THE POST-COLONIAL STUDIES READER (London: Routledge, 2005)
Jonathan Xavier Inda and Renato Rosaldo, eds. THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION: A READER (London: Blackwell, 2007)
All other readings TBA.
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Student presentation of readings
Bi-weekly written reading responses
Final research paper
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