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The University of Maine    
  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

ARH 264 - Themes and Issues in Contemporary Art

Surveys the major topical themes in Western and non-western art from ca. 1980 to the present (including identity and body politics, globalization, the environment, millennialism, and violence and terror).  The course also examines the theoretical discourses and “issues” - raised by artists, art historians, critics, philosophers, and politicians - that attend visual representation during this period.  Among those “issues” are postmodern discourse, the politics of display, the art market, and notions of originality and ownership.  Various media are examined, including painting, printmaking, photography, video, film, and digital forms.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Artistic and Creative Expression and Western Cultural Tradition Requirements.

Prerequisites: ARH 156 or permission.

Course Typically Offered: Variable

Credits: 3