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Postmodern Art and Its Discontents

Fall 2014
In Session
MONDAYS
9:00 a.m. until noon
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 2014

Location: 

Main Campus

Tuition: 

$195

This course examines the issues, artists, and theories surrounding the rise of Postmodernism in the visual arts from 1970 into the twenty-first century. We will explore the emergence of pluralism in the visual arts against a backdrop of the rise of the global economy. And we will look at the “crisis” of postmodern culture, which critiques ideas of history, progress, and personal and cultural identities, as well as embracing irony and parody, pastiche, nostalgia, mass or “low” culture, and multiculturalism.

In a chronological fashion, and framed by a discussion of such midcentury artistic predecessors as Abstract Expressionism, Pop, and Minimal Art, the class traces the wide-ranging visual art practices that emerged in 1970s: Conceptual Art, Performance, Feminist Art and identity politics, art activism, the culture wars, Appropriation Art, Neoexpressionism, Street Art, the Young British Artists, the Museum, and Festivalism.

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Meet Your Professor

Professor
School of Art

PAUL IVEY, a winner of two Humanities Seminar Superior Teaching Awards, teaches modern and contemporary art in the School of Art at the University of Arizona. His research interests include the built environments of alternative American religions and spirituality in contemporary art. His most recent book is Radiance from Halcyon, A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science (2013), a revealing history of a surprisingly influential theosophical utopian community.

Location

Poetry Center
Dorothy Rubel Room
1508 E Helen
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Located on the SE corner of Helen Street and Vine Avenue, one block north of Speedway and three blocks west of Campbell Ave.

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