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AHGR610 - Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present
With the rise of the Internet, digital technology, and an increasingly globalized economy, contemporary art has seen enormous shifts in its production, exhibition, and reception. This course attempts to chart these shifts, with special emphasis placed on the complex and contradictory effects of globalization on art since 1989. Readings and class discussions will familiarize candidates with the changing themes and expanding forms of contemporary art and the significant figures who have shaped art since 1989. Candidates will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to think critically about contemporary art, and to begin to situate work within its social, historical and theoretical context. Topics will include the rise of the biennial, shifting conceptions of multiculturalism and the "Other," and the place of politics in contemporary art.

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Description With the rise of the Internet, digital technology, and an increasingly globalized economy, contemporary art has seen enormous shifts in its production, exhibition, and reception. This course attempts to chart these shifts, with special emphasis placed on the complex and contradictory effects of globalization on art since 1989. Readings and class discussions will familiarize candidates with the changing themes and expanding forms of contemporary art and the significant figures who have shaped art since 1989. Candidates will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to think critically about contemporary art, and to begin to situate work within its social, historical and theoretical context. Topics will include the rise of the biennial, shifting conceptions of multiculturalism and the "Other," and the place of politics in contemporary art.
Prerequisites N/A
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 3.00
Credit Types Grad Credit

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