NYU Steinhardt

Dynamics of Twentieth Century Art Theories

  • Course Number: ARTCR-GE 2252
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: Examination of major events & movements of twentieth-century art together with the critical ideas animating & motivating their dynamics. Changes in art production & reception in the past century have resulted from massive transformations within society, & theoretical discourses try to grapple with the meaning of art in relationship to politicos, history & technology. Topics to be addressed will include the pioneers of abstraction, dada, & conceptual art, public art, changing approaches to viewing the art object after the advent of photography, film & video, performance & new media, the politics of gender & race in modern art.
  • Old Course Number: E94.2252