NYU Steinhardt

Undergraduate Projects in Studio Art: Representation and Identity

  • Course Number: ART-UE 1914
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 3
  • Description: This course explores the interrelationship between representation & identity through the diverse disciplines of Psychoanalysis, Art History, Semiotics, Women?s Studies, & Post-Colonial Studies. We will trace the way these processes are channeled through a language of signs & symbols. The crucial role of visual images within each of these processes will be explored through examples taken from the readings as well as from slide lectures & films by contemporary artists. Designed to provide a set of analytical tools that can be used to interrogate & expand the artistic process, the use of artwork, writing, assignments, & group discussion will provide regular opportunities for students to respond & reflect on the topics introduced.
  • Old Course Number: E90.1914