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Fall 2021
Oct 03,2022
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The description and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisites: varies with the topic offered. ARHT 490 PERFORMANCE ART. "Performance" 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 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 nonwestern 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 nonwestern ideas about music, poetry, painting, sculpture, film, and theater. 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. This is an intensive seminar in which a research paper or major art project designed by the student is produced.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core-400 Level

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