May 24, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue 
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

ART 275 - Topic: Contemporary Art and Controversy (1)

Examines controversies in the contemporary art world. Subject, Style, and Context make a difference in how works are received from confederate monuments to Mya Lin’s Vietnam War Memorial and Sam Durant’s Scaffold that was dismantled and burned in 2017. These topics will be supplemented by discussions of appropriation with Damien Hirst’s Golden Heads (Female), 2017 and Ai Weiwei’s charged Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, 2017. The list continues with examinations of the cancellation of the video showing Sun Yuan and Peng Yu’s Dogs that Cannot Touch Each Other of 2003 as well as Kara Walker’s racialist commentary, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby of 2014. Let the conversation begin. [AH]