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Art Now

ENGL 059.401
crosslisted as: ARTH 294, ARTH 694, GSWS 294, VLST 236
instructor(s):
MW 11–12:00
fulfills requirements:
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major

One of the most striking features of today's art world is the conspicuous place occupied in it by the photographic image. Large-scale color photographs and time-based installations in projections are everywhere. Looking back, we can see that much of the art making of the past 60 years has also been defined by this medium, regardless of the form it takes. Photographic images have inspired countless paintings, appeared in combines and installations, morphed into sculptures, drawings and performances, and served both as the object and the vehicle of institutional critique. They are also an increasingly important exhibition site: where most of us go to see earthworks, happenings and body-art. This course is a three-part exploration of our photographic present.