Spring 2015 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
"We are following the path that will lead to an international common ground where the arts of the East and the West will influence each other. And this is the natural course of the history of art."
--Yoshihara Jiro, "A Statement by Jiro Yoshihara: Leader of the Gutai," 1958.
This course examines a selection of contemporary art from Asia to explore specificities and commonalities of art making, pedagogy, art viewing, circulation, and the relationship of the arts to other aspects of Post-War societies. By highlighting key art movements, artists, cultural figures, and locations, the course will interrogate the concept of Asia as a cultural sphere in a global context. Case studies include China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia, informed by critical and post-colonial theory.
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