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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

ARTH 48.06 Borderlands Art & Theory

This seminar traces the developments of contemporary art practice in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, and subsequently expands beyond this physical location to include artworks that reflect on living in between cultures, races, and languages. Students will develop a toolkit for analyzing the way borders shape culture and identity (race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and ethnicity) in transnational points of contact. With an emphasis on printmaking, performance, photography, and film, the course will dwell on borders that respond to paradigms of fear and desire, contagion and containment, utopia and dystopia. Students will enhance their skills in visual analysis and writing, and refine their ability to conduct original research. No pre-requisites or prior knowledge of Art History and Latinx Studies is required for the course.


Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:ART; WCult:CI

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