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Fall 2021
Oct 03,2022
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"Performance" in this class refers to action, spectator involvement, and audiences as co-creators of events that cross the boundaries of art, music, theater, and social movements. In this class we explore, through a series of modules, how artists and activists have used performance to comment on current conditions and to propose alternative visions. We consider how avant-garde artists invented radical approaches to media and images, and we look at non-western performance forms that preceded those used by international artists during the 20th century. Socially dynamic situations have been created by the remixing of traditional European and non-western ideas about music, poetry, painting, sculpture, film, and theater. Therefore we will study modernist art (1920s DADA and Futurism, 1950s Situationism, 1990s Relational Aesthetics), as well as related forms of political street theater (Youth Protest 1960s, Occupy Wall Street now). Our goal is to examine the classic examples and the related conceptual issues in order to generate novel forms for thinking about culture and society.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, WRITING INTENSIVE


General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )

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