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Fall 2013
Oct 03,2022
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ARHT 301 - ART SINCE 1945
This course will explore the relationship between the legacy of modernism and contemporary art. It will address the connections between the end of modernism and changes in society at large, triggered by the move from a production to a consumption economy in the West, and how artists have responded to this. It will follow developments from World War II up to today starting from the various movements that splintered from and emerged against Abstract Expressionism as it became an international phenomenon. We will consider such questions as: How was painting significant in modernism, especially in American artistic discourse, and what accounts for its seeming eclipse during this period? How was the ready-made taken up during this time, and why has it been continuously redeployed in so many different guises? How and why did models of performance and performativity enter into the visual art during this period? What is the relationship between artistic production during this time and emergent technologies such as television and digital media? What was institutional critique and what were its effects, i.e., when and how is it possible to politicize aesthetics? What does it mean for contemporary art to engage with the problems of globalization such as the rise of multinational corporate capitalism and the concomitant rise in nationalist and fundamentalist identity?
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, MJ-AMER-Advanced Cat Elective, CA-School Core-300 Level, OLD GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     


General Requirements:
Course or Test: ARHT 200 to 299
Required Courses: 1
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.

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