ARTH 258
Latina/o Installation and Site-Specific Art
Last Offered Spring 2008
Division II
Cross-listed ARTH 258 / LATS 258
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course will explore the various forms of installation and site-specific artworks created by Latina/o artists for both museums and public space. We will examine the ways in which Latina/o artists have used space as a material in the production of artworks and how this impacts the works’ meanings and the viewer’s experience. Within the context of U.S. Latina/o culture and history, we will connect notions of space with ideas about cultural citizenship, civil rights, and social justice. A variety of art forms will be studied, from traditional to experimental, including murals, sculpture, performance, video, and several multimedia, interactive, or participatory projects. While establishing a historical lineage and theoretical frameworks for analyzing this growing genre, we will pay particular attention to how these works engage urban space and often challenge the institutional assumptions of museums and curatorial practice. Likewise, we will examine the important debates associated with various public art and museum installation controversies.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 19
Expected: 12
Class#: 3397
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: two short papers, periodic research reports, final research paper, and presentation
Prerequisites: Latina/o Studies 105 or ArtH 101-102 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Latina/o Studies concentrators and to Art majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARTH 258 Division II LATS 258 Division II
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives
AMST Space and Place Electives
LATS Core Electives

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