NYU Steinhardt

Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Projects in Studio Art: Sex and Contemporary Art

  • Course Number: ART-UE 1981
  • Hours: 60
  • Units: 3
  • Description: This interdisciplinary class combines studio practice & critique with slide lectures, readings, audiovisual material & visits to relevant exhibitions. The course presents an introduction to the relationship between sexual liberation movements & contemporary visual culture, with a particular focus on developments in the last thirty-five years from Womanhouse to ?post-feminism?: from bra-burning to backlash, from bad girls to victims, from gay pride to queer theory, & from theory to praxis. Special attention is given to the relationship between historical feminist work & its influence & derivation in contemporary art practice today. The articulation of the ?female subject?, & LGBT issues in art practice will also be addressed.
  • Old Course Number: E90.1981