Fall 2016

Art’s World since 1989

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-254

Moodle site: Course


Niko Vicario (Section 01)


This course examines art produced since 1989. We will pay particular attention to the international network comprising artists, curators, institutions, and the art market. How does the globalization of the art world instantiate and at times diverge from the process of economic integration taking place on a planetary scale in the past three decades? How does cultural difference function within this topsy-turvy world? How do artists claim territory amidst the redrawing of the cultural map? The course engages in a balancing act of looking closely at specific practices (artistic, curatorial, institutional, and sales-driven) while zooming out to analyze the larger field of art’s operations.

Limited to 40 students.  Fall semester.  Professor Vicario.

If Overenrolled: priority to ARHA majors, then selected from class level in order to achieve a range of students across the disciplines


Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2020-21: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2016, Spring 2018