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Willamette University

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Art History

ARTH 243 (TH) Contemporary Art: 1970-Present (1)

A multimedia and transnational overview of art production and consumption from 1970 to the present, with special attention given to the breakdown of traditional academic mediums, the rise of a global art market, and the dominance of museums and mega-exhibits. Photorealism, Feminist Art, Land Art, Activist Art, Graffiti, and Internet Art are topics of inquiry among several others. Contemporary formats such as video, performance and installation are examined in relation to broader social issues such as racial identity, gender designations and class distinctions.

Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Professor: Susik