NYU Steinhardt

Art and Ideas: Service

  • Course Number: ARTCR-UE 1147
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 3
  • Description: The idea of service lurks under the surface of much contemporary art. This course will explore themes of power, obligation, social class, hierarchy, & the construction of the self through classic texts such as Hegel, Kojeve, Marx, Freud, & Lacan, as a way to expand the dialogue around visual art. To this end we will consider works by a wide range of artists such as Sophie Calle, Walid Raad, Hans Haacke, Daniel Buren, Marcel Broodthaers, Adrian Piper, Vienna Aktionismus, Merle Ukeles, & the Art Workers Coalition, as well as works of film & literature in which servitude & duty are central forces.
  • Old Course Number: E94.1147