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Artists Design Exhibitions
ARHA 251
Fall 2017 not offered

The exhibition form holds promise as an occasion for what art historian Thomas Crow describes, in reference to the salon of 18th-century revolutionary France, as "manifestations of antagonism." The exhibition is or can be a site of the public sphere, of collective encounter, debate, and opposition. The continued interest of this history for contemporary art is clear in the work of a variety of artists that approach the exhibition as an aesthetic form in its own right (from the Rosario Group to Julie Ault to Mark Leckey). Focusing on key works since the 1960s, with an eye to historical examples (e.g., Marcel Duchamp, El Lissitzky), this course situates the exhibition form relative to installation art, institutional critique, and the implications for class and the production of value of a new "curatorial condition" in the larger culture (where data specialists now curate information, an artisan cheese shop curates its merchandise, and anyone with a social media account curates a presentation of self).
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)

Last Updated on JUL-21-2024
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