Performing Gender, Exhibiting Race

VMS 512 Studying intersections of race/gender in art since 1945 with host of visual subjects and methodological strategies. Examines works by e.g. Barkley L. Hendricks, David Hammons, Adrian Piper, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker. Traces theorizing gender/race through historical documents and contemporary writings. Focus on images in documentary and fine art photography; silent and[…]

African Art: Court/Marketplace

ARTHIST 345 Explores traditional, modern, and contemporary African art from the ever-shifting perspectives of prestige, power, and identity. The conceptual framework guiding this survey is both a broad introduction to the major artists and artworks of Africa across millennia, as well as probing specific questions about the changing definitions of African art, individual versus state[…]