FA 211 Global Contemporary Art, 3 credits

This course will introduce the difficulty globalization poses to canonical contemporary art from the 1970s to the present day, drawing attention to problems involved in defining what the term "contemporary art" actually means, and the makers of such art. The question of individual and collective identity as exemplified in the visual arts will be explored through thematic lectures on diaspora, race, sexuality, medical infirmities, and psychological states using Postcolonial discourse by Homi K. Bhabha, Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and Gayatari Spivak, among others.