ARTS 346 - Latin American Modernism, 1922-1968
Examines how Latin American artists responded to development and dependency discourses in the context of accelerated modernization, and how modernity was visually constructed in the region. Students consider a wide variety of media, including films, exhibitions, posters, and texts, with an eye toward local and global events that prompted their production — especially World War II, the cultural policies of the Cold War, and the rise of revolutions and dictatorships. In addition to the idea of modernism, the focus is on examining how modernist artworks embodied, challenged, and shaped the idea of Latin America. Students probe the construction of “Latin American art” by adopting a hemispheric and a transatlantic lens, exploring the circulation of artists, ideas, and objects and their framing in key exhibitions and collections.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: None
Core Component: None
Formerly: ARTS 383
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