Summer 2016 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Terranova, Charissa
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6320 Section 591
MW Time 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Course Title
Readings in Contemporary Art

Description of Course:

This course focuses on the criticism and philosophy of contemporary art. Its goal is to apprise students of the seminal texts constituting discourses and debates surrounding contemporary art. Each class will be devoted to succinct and focused readings -- essays or excerpts from books -- by the following thinkers: Clement Greenberg, Michael Fried, Rosalind Krauss, Jeff Wall, Nicolas Bourriaud, Jack Burnham, Claire Bishop, Walter Benjamin, Lucy Lippard, John Chandler, Douglas Crimp, Martha Rosler, and Lev Manovich.

Required Texts:

Readings will be available online at Docutek -- via the university library.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Students will be required to complete nightly reading assignments prior to class and make four presentations of 15 minutes (followed by discussion) on an artist or group of artists related to the reading assignment. There will be a final take-home exam focusing on the class reading.

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