Dec 07, 2021  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022
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ART-3370: Self As Subject

Students begin by identifying their many selves, how who they are is shaped by issues such as cultural identity, gender, and class. Using art students map the complex intersection of these selves. The art is designed to celebrate these identities and use irony and humor to turn around images/ideas, which are prejudicial. Turnarounds can be a powerful form of social criticism. Participants will also draw upon memories/their personal stories to make art. Students will be exposed to the work of artists such as Betye Saar, Linda Nishio and Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Group discussion about the ideas and dialog related to the work that is produced are important parts of the course. We will work from art critic, Lucy Lippard’s book Mixed Blessings to generate dialog and so that students can become familiar with artists who are working with identity.
Min. Credits: 3.0 Max Credits: 4.0
Credit Basis: Quarter credit
Location(s): Antioch Univ Los Angeles
Method(s): Classroom
Faculty Consent Required: N
Program Approval Required: N
Course Type Liberal Arts, Science & Social Science

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