10:30 AM to 01:10 PM R
Innovation Hall 317
Section Information for Fall 2016
This learning community provides an in-depth study of art communities that have traditionally been outside the mainstream of Euro-American art. We focus on the ways that identity-based art-making both creates and resists notions of identity. We examine the ways that Latino/a, African American, Feminist, and Queer artists appropriate the symbolic language of oppression and use it both as a response to marginalization and as part of a larger conversation within their own communities about visual language and social change. We interrogate the work of artists, such as Carrie Mae Weems, and Kara Walker, who have transformed the tools of Black oppression into empowering works of art. We track feminist art beginning with “Woman House” through today's eco-feminist art. The poetry of Eduardo Galleano, the performance pieces of Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez-Pena are important elements of this learning community. Emphasis is on such contemporary forms as performance, new media, public installations, and guerrilla art. The experiential learning component includes an ArtsBus trip to the galleries in NYC, site visits to museums in Washington, DC, and participation in on-campus events.
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