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Courses - Spring 2024
ARTH
Art History & Archaeology Department Site
Open Seats as of
02/29/2024 at 07:30 AM
ARTH389U
Special Topics in Art History and Archaeology; Contemporary Art: Views from Asia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
From biennials, to fairs, to exhibitions in white-cube galleries, the same institutional forms of contemporary art are found all over the world. But does that mean that contemporary art is truly global? This course answers that question by examining the ways that art from Asia is exhibited, both in and outside of that region. Alongside this focus on exhibit ion, the course covers some of the key artistic movements and artists from countries in the region from 1989 to the present. The course does not offer a comprehensive view of this vast area of the world, but rather a survey of the field through the work of key scholars and critics and crucial events. Students learn to navigate the art world, at least digitally, which is a crucial set of skills for research on contemporary art. Students will complete an individual guided research project on a prominent artist from the region as well as a collaborative curatorial proposal.