Visual Culture and Politics in East Asia: Iconic Moments
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLVS 3019
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Art History, Theory & Criticism
  • Visual Culture
  • Cultural Studies
Each week will center on a particular event or monument at an intersection of East Asian Art and Politics since 1850 to the present. The course focuses on crucial moments in modern and contemporary history intersecting East Asia and the US. It discusses newspaper photographs and popular images as well as major art works. Students will analyze interactions, social institutions, art museums and other artistic projects as key moments to set moral boundaries, enhance national pride, and shape each nation’s self and group identities. This is a seminar and discussion-based course; assignments will be research and writing projects.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university degree students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.