ART 250 - Contemporary Strategies in Art
An introductory overview of contemporary art, with a focus on major artists, artworks, and art movements since 1980 and a significant consideration of global developments. The course builds on a foundation of art in the United States and Europe after 1945, including Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, Fluxus, Happenings, Situationism, Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptualism and then proceeds thematically, reflecting the development of contemporary art as a series of non-linear political, social, and cultural conversations dismantling dominant paradigms. Exploring topics such as appropriation, identity politics and the body, students develop tools for understanding the art and visual culture being produced now.
Distribution Requirements: HE, PD.