LATS 358
Latina/o Installation and Site-Specific Art Spring 2018 Division II; Exploring Diversity Initiative; Cross-listed as ARTH358 / LATS358
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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. This course satisfies the Exploring Diversity Initiative (EDI) requirement.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion
Limit: 19
Expected: 12
Class#: 3216
Requirements/Evaluation: two short papers, periodic research reports, final research paper, and presentation
Prerequisites: LATS 105 or ARTH 102 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Latina/o Studies concentrators and Art majors
Distributions: Division II; Exploring Diversity Initiative;
Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives; AMST Space and Place Electives; LATS Core Electives

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