PaGE: Art (X.ART)

X.ART-246 Introduction to Contemporary Art

Credits: 4

In this course, by drawing on methods that have risen to prominence in art history since its "global turn," we will emphasize the historical contexts for various art currents. We will analyze the diverse artistic, discursive, and economic practices that have constituted contemporary art around the world since 1980. While studying artists from six continents, the class also will examine the venues in which contemporary art is exhibited. Topics will include artists in Port-au-Spain, Trinidad, and Nigeria; public art in Marfa, Texas, and Moscow; biennials in Sao Paulo and Shanghai; and art fairs in Sharjuah and New Delhi.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
A. Gilvin