Art Miami Basel

This seminar examines various issues of class, race, power and privilege in contemporary art through the lens of the increasingly ubiquitous international art festival.  During the course of the semester we will attend various exhibitions in the mid-Atlantic and North East culminating in a four-day trip, December 7-10, to Florida to attend Art Basel Miami Beach, an annual international art show.  Miami Basel, the American sister event of Art Basel in Switzerland, combines the traditional features of an international art show with a dynamic program of special exhibitions and multi-media events including music, film, architecture and design.