SPANISH 423 - Visual Cultures in the Hispanic World
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Our North is the South: Art as Politics in Latin America
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

I have called this ‘The School of the South’ because in reality, our north is the South. There must not be north for us, except in opposition to our South. Therefore we now turn the map upside down, and then we have a true idea of our position, and not as the rest of the world wishes. The tip of America, from now on, insistently points to the South, our north.

Joaquín Torres-García, Universalismo Constructivo. Ed. Poseidón, Buenos Aires, 1941

This course is an introduction to the art of 20th and early 21st century Latin America. But what, and which Latin America? We question the production and representation of America, the Americas, and Latin America as a series of overlapping territories. We discuss modernity and modernization through the art production of the region in relation to key political, economic, and technological events, and moving through various art forms—from painting and photography to installation and performance. Following Torres-García, we examine what it means to produce art from the South as a critical and political position rather than a geographic constraint.

This course counts as elective credit for the Spanish minor.

Class Format:

For Fall 2021: During certain periods of the term, we will engage in large discussions about the course content in an in-person format; during other periods of the term, we will engage in activities where students collaborate in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom

Schedule

SPANISH 423 - Visual Cultures in the Hispanic World
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
  Hybrid
31580
Open
3
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: For Fall 2021: During certain periods of the term, we will engage in large discussions about the course content in an in-person format; during other periods of the term, we will engage in activities where students collaborate in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom.
002 (REC)
  Hybrid
38106
Open
6
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: topic: Arte y Politica en Espana 1975-2021

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