Contemporary Art: 1945 to the Present|
This course explores the terms of debate, the key figures, and the primary sites for the production and reception of contemporary art on a global scale since 1945. Students will learn how today's art has become more heterogeneous, contradictory, and dispersed than ever before; there is no cohesive international "art world." At the same time, we will explore the ways in which cultures influence each other and enter into dialogue through the transnational work habits of many contemporary artists, curators, and critics. The course will be divided roughly into two halves: The first part will treat art produced primarily in the major cities of North America and Europe from 1945 through the 1980s; the second part will focus on the changes prompted by the political, social, and cultural realignments that occurred after 1989, as today's globalizing art world began to take concrete form.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, and David Joselit, ART SINCE 1900: MODERNISM, ANTIMODERNISM, POSTMODERNISM. VOLUME TWO 1945 TO THE PRESENT SECOND EDITION. Thames & Hudson, 2011.
THEORIES AND DOCUMENTS OF CONTEMPORARY ART: A SOURCEBOOK OF ARTISTS' WRITINGS. Edited by Krtistine Stiles and Peter Selz. University of California at Berkeley Press, 2012 Important Note: Make sure to get the SECOND EDITION, REVISED & EXPANDED 2012 (not the 1996 edition).
A COMPANION TO CONTEMPORARY ART SINCE 1945. Edited by Amelia Jones (Blackwell Companions to Art History series, Blackwell Publishers, 2006). Distributed by Wiley. Available in hardcover or paperback.
Additional course readings will be made available online.
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|Instructor(s): Vayzman,Liena Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 7||JR non-major: 7||SO: 5||FR: 0|
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