Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora

Course Details
Course: 
118
Instructor: 
Rachel Nelson
Quarter: 
Winter
Academic Year: 
2016-17
Description: 
Considers contemporary art by African artists operating in metropolitan centers, as well as Afro-British, Afro-Caribbean, and African-American production. Topics are organized thematically and address constructing and deconstructing the idea of Africa; cultural authenticity; diaspora; Creolité and creolization; hybridity; cosmopolitanism; post-black; and globalism in the arts. (Formerly course 189Y.) Recommended: background in art history. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (General Education Code(s): A.)