Art in East Asia

This freshman seminar will investigate the issues that confront artists from East Asia working in today’s contemporary art world. We will begin by considering the terms that constitute the definition of the “modern” and how it and related concepts may – and may not – pertain to artists working outside the European and American contexts, and how positions of contemporary art is being expressed within the Chinese and Japanese art worlds. The practices of contemporary art making and exhibiting will also be considered, and this course will include a site visit to an international art exposition.