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UDIST-3000-7: The Contemporary: Globalization in Contemporary Art

Spring 2022

Subject: Upper Level Interdisciplinary Studio
Type: Workshop
Delivery Mode: In-Person
Level: Undergraduate

Campus: San Francisco
Course Dates: January 18, 2022 — May 08, 2022
Meetings: Mon 9:00AM-03:00PM, San Francisco - Main Building - N15
Instructor: Edith Garcia Monnet

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 14/15 Waitlist


Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studios extend a student's cross-school experience from Core Studio up into their upper division years. 3 units of Interdisciplinary Studio are required of all majors and must be completed in the junior or senior year. This advanced level studio is thematic in nature. Technical demonstrations are paired with thoughtful readings, seminar discussions and ambitious projects. Collaboration, experimentation and presentation skills are developed in concert with critical thinking.Section Description:

What do we mean when we speak of contemporary art and the art world? What does it mean to be a global artist? How do we think and act locally or globally? What is contemporaneity or the contemporary, and how is it used to categorize art? How do we, as artists and viewers, locate ourselves in terms of geography and history when we engage with art? We will address critical theories, artists, curators, and discourses around the biennial circuits and systems that constitute the global contemporary art world. We will consider historical examples, curatorial strategies and trends as well as new practices of engagement, and how these might reconfigure other modes of thinking about, making, and presenting art. This might include but are not limited to broader issues of human and civil rights, nationalism and internationalism, feminism, multiculturalism and ethnicity, borders, migration, and the current market forces.

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