Fall 2022

Contemporary Art

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-155


Niko Vicario (Section 01)


This introductory course explores art produced between 1960 and the present. We will take a transnational approach, from the emergence of Pop art as an  international phenomenon in the 1960s to the mushrooming cloud of biennials in the twenty-first century. The course will sometimes look at art’s intersection with architecture, film, and visual culture more broadly. We will keep in mind the following questions: How have new technologies, civil rights movements, emergent subjectivities, new forms of theoretical inquiry, and processes of globalization shaped the work of art? How have artists critiqued both institutions and the art historical canon? How does contemporary art both participate in and stand apart from the world in which and for which it was made?

Limited to 40 students. Fall semester. Professor Vicario.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority to ARHA majors, then selected from class level in order to achieve a range of students across the disciplines.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on written work, readings, visual analysis

ARHA 155 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MEAD 115
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MEAD 115


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2022, Fall 2024