Special Topics in Visual Studies: Performing Gender/Exhibiting Race [Graduate]

Studying the intersections of race and gender in art since 1945 invites a host of visual subjects and methodological strategies. This seminar examines works by artists like Barkley L. Hendricks, David Hammons, Adrian Piper, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Faith Ringgold, and Kara Walker, and traces the theorizing of gender and race through historical documents and contemporary writings. Particular focus will be place on images as seen in documentary and fine art photography; silent and sound film; and broadcast television and video art, past and present, along with assorted critical writings about mass media imagery.  Opportunities exist for the introduction of artists, art works, and issues external to the syllabus.

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