AMCULT 231 - Visual & Material Culture Studies
Section: 001 On the Margins of the Art World - Outsider and Self-Taught Art in the US
Term: WN 2009
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Outsider and Self-Taught Art in the U.S. is often conflated with folk art, ethnic art, art of the insane, as well as a variety of popular forms of self-expression. This class will focus on a broad selection of these non-traditional or marginalized art forms. Together, these art practices have defined and popularized the idea of the artist outsider, and affected the changing shape of mainstream art. We will examine the boundaries of inside/outside, and the ways in which these shifting boundaries shed light on the larger study of creativity, marginality, art, and culture. A range of artists and practices spanning from folk art to “visionary” artist environments, to graffiti art, Zines, and the Burningman community will be discussed.

AMCULT 231 - Visual & Material Culture Studies
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001 (LEC)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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