Spring 2015

Border Culture: Globalization and Contemporary Art

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-276


Lorne Falk (Section 01)


This course will look at globalization and contemporary art through the lens of border culture, a term that refers to the "deterritorialized" experience of people when they move or are displaced from their context or place of origin. Their experience of belonging and understanding of identity are affected by borders within the realms of language, gender, ideology, race, and genres of cultural production as well as geopolitical locations. Border culture emerged in the 1980s in Tijuana/San Diego in a community of artists who had spent many years living outside their homelands or living between two cultures—an experience that in 2015 might well represent the nature of contemporary life as well as art praxis. Readings will include the voices of artists, critics, historians, theorists, anthropologists, and philosophers.

Limited to 24 students.  Spring semester.  Five College Visiting Professor Falk.

If Overenrolled: give preference to art, art history, architecture and other creative disciplines


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2015