2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

ARTS 240 - Art and Theory 1960-1990

Surveys international art movements of the late 20th century that interrogated the definition of art, the status of the art object, and the role of the artist. The crisis of modernism serves as a point of departure for consideration of shifting modes of production and interpretation in art and criticism. Varied theoretical paradigms that have informed artistic practice are examined in the context of rapid and radical social change, the emergence of new media, the breakdown of conventional artistic boundaries, the impacts of decolonization and post-colonial thought, and the explosive growth of the art market and the global circulation of art.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Core Component: None
Formerly: ARTS 339

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