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Fall 2013-2014
* ART 344 / LAS 334 / POR 367 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Topics in 20th-Century Art

Irene V. Small

Art at its Limits: The 1960s in Brazil, Argentina and the US. This seminar investigates experimental art practices that emerged in Brazil, Argentina and the United States over the course of the 1960s. Through focused, cross-cultural case studies, we explore how artists sought to use strategies of play, protest, reflexivity, and intervention to expand and even dissolve the category of art. Topics addressed include spectator participation, bodily engagement, textual strategies, media interventions, and political activism.

Sample reading list:
Alberro, Alexander and Blake Stimson, Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology
Katzenstein, Inés, Listen Here Now! Argentine Art of the 1960s
Battock, Gregory, Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology
Barthes, Roland, Mythologies
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, The Phenomenology of Perception

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading will consist of primary and secondary texts. Two take-home exams and a 12-15 page term paper.

Other Exam - 40%
Design Project - 5%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

Other information:
For department majors, satisfies Group 3 distribution requirement. Students pursuing a Certificate in Portuguese are required to complete all written course work in Portuguese.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20574 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   McCormick Hall   361   Enrolled:3 Limit:18