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Academic Year 2005/2006
Issues in Contemporary Art
ARHA 362 SP
Activist art emerged in the mid-1970s and continues to evolve and expand in the tumultuous early years of the 21st century. This hybrid cultural practice, which is shaped as much by the "real" world as it is by the art
world, raises questions that have long fueled debates about the relationship between art and politics. Should political issues inform artistic production and the content of artwork? What power does art have to effect
change? This seminar will focus on the period from the 1960s to the present by exploring the confluence of aesthetic, sociopolitical, and technological impulses of the last 35 years or more that have contributed to the
of this artistic phenomenon.
Readings will include monographs, journal articles, essays, and contemporary reviews in the areas of art history, as well as relevant political and historical texts.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Evaluation will be based on class participation, demonstration of critical reading of assigned texts, ability to do independent research, the quality and timely completion of research and writing assignments, and
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Permission of instructor is required.
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- Instructor(s): Felshin,Nina
- Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: ZLKA202;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 10)
- Curricular Renewal: Speaking, Writing
- Permission: Permission of Instructor Required
POI forms will be distributed by the instructor during the browsing period of pre-registration and must be submitted to the Registrar's office prior to the on-line registration appointment
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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