Spring 2024 Art History GU4741 section 001

Art and Theory in a Global Context

Art & Theory in Global Co

Call Number 12872
Day & Time
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
807 Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor John Rajchman
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

What is “globalization”? How does it change the way we think about or show art today? What role does film and media play in it? How has critical theory itself assumed new forms in this configuration moving outside post-war Europe and America? How have these processes helped change with the very idea of ‘contemporary art’? What then might a transnational critical theory in art and in thinking look like today or in the 21st century? In this course we will examine this cluster of questions from a number of different angles, starting with new questions about borders, displacements, translations and minorities, and the ways they have cut across and figured in different regions, in Europe or America, as elsewhere. In the course of our investigations, we will look in particular at two areas in which these questions are being raised today -- in Asia and in Africa and its diasporas. The course is thus inter-disciplinary in nature and is open to students in different fields and areas where these issues are now being discussed.

Web Site Vergil
Department Art History and Archaeology
Enrollment 16 students (25 max) as of 6:06PM Monday, May 20, 2024
Subject Art History
Number GU4741
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Architecture, Schools of the Arts, Barnard College, Columbia College, Engineering:Undergraduate, GSAS, General Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Apply by 5pm Jan. 4th: https://forms.gle/88WqD9GjxzEGmtWe7
Section key 20241AHIS4741W001