CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 101 Contemporary Artists of the African Diaspora
Term: SP 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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Art is a reflection of who we are. It reflects our feelings, thoughts and beliefs as well as the social and environmental forces that shape us. Art history has a long list of artists who’ve worked specifically with the idea of identity, and, within the contemporary art world, artists of African descent have been especially influential. Whether looking back through the lens of colonialism and the trans-Atlantic slave trade or the more recent realities of globalization and immigration, these artists, using a wide-range of methodology, create work that references and often challenges ideas about race, class and/or gender and the particularities of the above throughout the African Diaspora. In this class, students will examine the work of a select group of African, Afro-European, African-American and Afro-Caribbean artists while also exploring the vast arena of diverse styles, materials, subjects, forms, purposes and histories of contemporary art in the last thirty years. Through written assignments as well as informal visual projects, students will be challenged to think critically about work that embraces the subject of identity from a variety of positions.

CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
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101 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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