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Art, Politics and Protest: Image and Text in Our Time

Listed in: First Year Seminar, as FYSE-122

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Faculty

Justin F. Kimball (Section 01)

Description

This seminar will look at the varied ways artists use image and text to find their voice, engage in political discourse or dissent, and attempt to move others to action. Much of the course work will be focused on students learning to use these tools themselves to make art that expresses a voice uniquely their own; concepts and theories will be discussed, demonstrated and applied through a series of visual problems. Students will study the works of artists from 1938 to the present, specifically those who use these tools to question ideas and norms that include race, gender, class, political unrest and globalism. We will look critically at the ways in which the collision of carefully crafted images and text can create something new and powerful. This work will be complemented with lectures and discussions with visiting artists, collectives and critics.  No prior art experience is necessary for this course.

Fall semester. Professor Kimball.

If Overenrolled: Dean handles this.

Keywords

Artistic Practice, Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Race, Fine Arts for Non-majors

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017