HISTART 402 - Contemporary Modes of Interpretation in Art History
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
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Students will learn to write about contemporary through a focus on art in an international context since 1980. Writing assignments will include one (500-word) review and one longer (1500-word) essay on a contemporary artist. One in-class oral presentation on a contemporary artist is also required (10 minutes, with powerpoint presentation). The topics that we will consider in relation to contemporary art will include: postmodernism; politics; the proliferation of media; the artmarket; the growth of the digital; surveillance; and participation.

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HISTART Distribution Requirements:Europe and the US, Modern and Contemporary


Course Requirements:

Readings, class participation, 2 written paper assignments, one in-class presentation.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate majors, minors, and advanced students with instructor's permission.

Class Format:

One 170 minute seminar meeting per week


HISTART 402 - Contemporary Modes of Interpretation in Art History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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