INTS 475: Special Topics

INTS 475-002: Art of Resistance
(Spring 2013)

10:30 AM to 01:10 PM R

Enterprise Hall 275

Section Information for Spring 2013

***Counts toward the Fine Arts elective requirement in the Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education concentrations. This course provides an in-depth study of art communities that have traditionally been outside the mainstream of Euro-American art. We will focus on the ways that identity-based art-making both creates and resists notions of identity. We will 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 will interrogate the work of artists, such as Betye Saar and Kara Walker, who have transformed the tools of Black oppression into empowering works of art. We will track feminist art beginning with “Woman House” through today's eco-feminist art. We will include the performance pieces of Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez-Pena in our study of Latina/o artists. Emphasis in this course will be 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. [Earns 1 credit of Experiential Learning]

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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