ARTH287 - 20TH C. ART: 1945-NOW

Many people experience the art of our time as bewildering, shocking, too ordinary (my kid could do that), too intellectual (elitist), or simply not as art. Yet what makes this art engaging is that it raises the question of what art is or can be, employs a range of new materials and technologies, and addresses previously excluded audiences. It invades non-art spaces, blurs the boundaries between text and image, document and performance, asks questions about institutional frames (the museum, gallery, and art journal), and generates new forms of criticism. Much of the "canon" of what counts as important is still in flux, especially for the last twenty years. And the stage is no longer centered only on the United States and Europe, but is becoming increasingly global. The course will introduce students to the major movements and artists of the post-war period, with emphasis on social and historical context, critical debates, new media, and the changing role of the spectator/participant.
Section 001 - LEC
MW 1200PM-0100PM
SHAW, GWENDOLYN D
STITELER HALL B26
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Section 201 - REC
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    Section 202 - REC
    F 1200PM-0100PM
    PINAR, EKIN
    SHAW, GWENDOLYN D
    JAFFE BUILDING 113
      Section 203 - REC
      R 1100AM-1200PM
      BARADEL, LACEY M
      SHAW, GWENDOLYN D
      JAFFE BUILDING 113
        Section 204 - REC
        R 1200PM-0100PM
        BARADEL, LACEY M
        SHAW, GWENDOLYN D
        JAFFE BUILDING B17
          Section 205 - REC
          F 1100AM-1200PM
          PINAR, EKIN
          SHAW, GWENDOLYN D
          JAFFE BUILDING 104
            Section 206 - REC
            CANCELED
              Section 207 - REC
              W 0100PM-0200PM
              PINAR, EKIN
              SHAW, GWENDOLYN D
              JAFFE BUILDING 104