AHIS 404 S002: Art Now: Topics in Contemporar

In this course students will investigate a specific topic or issue relevant to a variety of practices and critical concerns in contemporary art. The emphasis will be upon the development and articulation of critical and speculative thinking that will encourage personal research and prepare students for further study or practice in contemporary art. https://www.connect.ecuad.ca/programs/specialtopic s

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Topic: Seven Easy Pieces: The Monochrome in Contemporary Art

This particular instalment of AHIS 404 takes issue with the fact that a majority of contemporary art returns us to tropes from the history of Modernist art. This course aims to raise questions about these repetitions and considers relationships such as performance and documentation; the original and copy; as well as the role of the artist and spectator. In particular, the course is aimed at setting in motion for the students a critical dialogue between historical practices and contemporary art and ideas. This term we will focus our attention on the tradition of the monochrome and look closely at seven specific historical works that continues to inspire, provoke and/or challenge the paradigm we call Contemporary Art.

Prerequisites: 

AHIS 304 Art Now: Studies in Contemporary Art

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Topic: Seven Easy Pieces: The Monochrome in Contemporary Art
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Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Jan 7-Apr 18
15:50:00-18:40:00
T B4170 MAIN