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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

ARTH 5 Introduction to Contemporary Art

This course introduces students to contemporary art practices from the late 1960s up to the present. It is focused thematically around key concepts such as: the body, identity, postmodernism, institutional critique, site-specificity, memory, ecology, and ethics, among others. Class periods will be organized around key-works/figures with attention paid to understanding not only different trends and currents in global contemporary art practice, but also the different kinds of scholarship we can use to unpack, situate, or contest its claims. Moving across a wide range of media and techniques/formats of display, this course will offer students critical tools for analyzing a range of visual media including: painting, video, film, photography, performance, and land art.


Coffey, Elias

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:ART; WCult:W

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