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Spring 2011
Apr 16,2014
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ARTS 420 - IDENTITY AND CULTURE
This is a studio course for serious art students who have taken at least four or five courses in the visual arts, of which at least two must be upper level studio courses. This course is a precursor to Advanced Visual Art, the capstone course in the Visual Arts major. This course will involve problems in contemporary art, which are centered on "identity" and "culture". They will be able to be solved in a variety of, or combinations of, mediums. Students in the class will be expected to have concentrations in Drawing and Painting, Sculpture, Art and Technology or Photography. Your challenge will be to solve the problems presented by mining your individual histories in the context of your concentrations. The course will emphasize an intuitive visual response (the creation of visual metaphors) for your ideas. Identity and culture comprise some of the most prevalent issues in contemporary art. These issues have produced some of the strongest work of the late 20th early 21st century. We will look at, through slide lectures and selected readings a number of artists such as Cindy Sherman, Carole Lee Schneeman, Orlan, Judy Chicago, Christian Boltanski, Chris Ofili and Robert Mapplethope, among many others.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR ARTS 420

General Requirements:
Course or Test: ARTS 100 to 299
Required Courses: 3
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: ARTS 300 to 499
Required Courses: 2
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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