Gender, Race and Contemporary Art
New Brunswick, NJ
Institute for Women and Art
In examining the broad issues of the intersection of gender and race in contemporary American art, this course will primarily use material about how black and white racial politics has intersected with gender and contemporary art in the United States. We will consider a number of issues in analyzing the relationship of art to race such as: the racial dynamics that have impact on the history of art and visual culture; when does art perpetuate the domination of one race; how does ethnic self-definition differ from racial identity and does it converge with race; how and when have images functioned to help deconstruct race. Course work will involve online assignments and discussions as well as a final assignment.