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HAVC 118 - 01   Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora

2020 Summer Quarter

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Class Details

Career
Undergraduate
Grading
Student Option
Class Number
70975
Type
Lecture
Credits
5 units
General Education
ER
Status
Open
Available Seats
72
Enrollment Capacity
100
Enrolled
28
Wait List Capacity
0
Wait List Total
0

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; Creolite and creolization; hybridity; cosmopolitanism; post-black; and globalism in the arts.

Enrollment Requirements

Background in history of art and visual culture recommended. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Class Notes

All Students - restrictions lifted in summer. This course is completely online. From the instructor: Considers contemporary art by African artists in diaspora, with an emphasis on African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afropean production. Topics are organized thematically and address the construction/deconstruction of the idea of Africa; the notion of diaspora; slavery and its afterlives; the in/visibility of blackness in contemporary culture; and Afrofuturism. Concepts are examined alongside artistic expression in a variety of mediums, from painting and sculpture to performance and photography.

Meeting Information

Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates
Online Boyer,A. 07/27/20 - 08/28/20
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