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Trends in Contemporary Art (3 Cr.)

This seminar will map the terrain of contemporary art as it has developed in the wake of political and theoretical engagements of the 1990's. For many critics, Contemporary Art practice has given way to the worst aspects of spectacular culture losing sight of the political, theoretical, and artistic rigor that characterized the historical and neo-avant-garde. Graduate students will be assigned 1-2 additional readings each week and prepare a final seminar paper of 20-30 pages.
Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 570 and HART 349.

Trends in Contemporary Art (3 Cr.)

This seminar will map the terrain of contemporary art as it has developed in the wake of political and theoretical engagements of the 1990's. For many critics, Contemporary Art practice has given way to the worst aspects of spectacular culture losing sight of the political, theoretical, and artistic rigor that characterized the historical and neo-avant-garde.
Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 349 and HART 570.

From Expressionism to Fascism: Art and Film in Germany (3 cr.)

Focusing on the tumultuous years of the Weimar Republic, this class will examine art and film in Germany from the birth of Expressionism through the end of the Nazi dictatorship. Topics covered will include Expressionism, Dada, the Bauhaus, and Fascist aesthetics. Particular attention will be paid to the relations between aesthetics and politics and art and everyday life, all central concerns of the art and criticism of the period. Cross-list: GERM 339, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 596. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 398 and HART 596.

Models of Abstraction (3 cr.)

This course will examine a range of different models of abstract painting and sculpture as they appear throughout the twentieth century. Looking closely at the historical contexts that gave rise to abstraction particular attention will be paid to how apparently similar forms of abstraction can denote very different kinds of meaning. Graduate students will be expected to complete all the requirements of the class in addition to writing a substantial research paper due at the end of the semester. Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 451.

Models of Abstraction (3 cr.)

This course will examine a range of different models of abstract painting and sculpture as they appear throughout the twentieth century. Looking closely at the historical contexts that gave rise to abstraction particular attention will be paid to how apparently similar forms of abstraction can denote very different kinds of meaning.  Graduate Equivalency: HART 551.

Collage and its Histories (3 cr.)

This class will explore the centrality of collage to the development of the 20th century art and film.
Beginning with the seminal achievements of Picasso and Braque, we will examine works across geographical and medium boundaries, including Dada photomontage, early avant-garde film, 1960s happenings, and the reformulation of collage aesthetics in 1980s postmodernism.