Contemporary Art: 1990 to the Present
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Humanities
Course Number: NARH 3733
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Art History, Theory & Criticism
  • Cultural Studies
  • Visual Culture
In this class, the shifting themes and expanding forms of contemporary art are explored within a chronological framework. Works reflecting social concerns, performance-based projects, and participatory actions are examined along with works in traditional media, such as painting, sculpture, and photography. Selected readings, time-based materials, and artist presentations, as well as New York's thriving art scene, serve as resources for the class. Participation is required in class discussions of the evolving meanings of contemporary art. The final assignment is a proposal for a curatorial project.
Course Open to: Degree Students