NYU Steinhardt

Special Topics in Visual Culture: The Political History of Visual Display and Representation

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2402
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course is a political analysis of the modern history of visual display & exhibition, tracing it from the Russian avant-garde to issues of spectacle, the ideological function of the museum, & public art. The critique of institutions such as museums is an area of inquiry in visual culture. This course analyses concepts of the public, the avant-garde, the function of exhibitions in totalitarian political regimes, the concept of exhibition as resistance, & the relationship of urban economics & visual display.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2402