In this course, we will explore art and theory in the post-war period, from the emergence of Abstract Expressionism in the Unites States to the transnational context of artistic production today. Some of the major of themes will include: the complex legacy of the historical avant-garde, activist strategies, performance and protest art, the use of new media, and artistic responses to globalization. While the course is organized as a survey of important movements, it also engages with case studies of individual artists and practices that lie outside the dominate narrative. Preference given in scheduling to Art and Design majors if seating capacity is limited.
ART 202 or the permission from the instructor.
Fine Arts GEP; Major, Minor, Elective credit.