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ARTH 340 - Art after 1989: Contested Subjects, Histories and Places

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: Completion of at least two ARTH courses or consent of instructor
This course focuses on key examples of contemporary art after 1989. Through a thematic and comparative approach, it highlights important methodological issues at the intersection of art history and theory, such a problems of temporality, the relationship between individual memory and collective history, the varied notions of ‘home’ at play in contemporary art, or how visual culture has engaged with environmental decay. The course explores various theoretical avenues to study crucial case studies of global contemporary art in a variety of media, including sculpture, photography, alongside installation and performance. Museum visits are a requirement to experience first-hand examples of global contemporary art. Offered annually.