Nov 28, 2021  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022
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ART-3900AE: Appropriation & Subversion: the 1980S Art of Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, & Adrian Piper

Taking their cues from the conceptual and feminist art of the 1960s and 70s, postmodern artists Barbara Kruger and Sherrie Levine and pioneering conceptual artist Adrian Piper used radical strategies to undermine conventions of beauty and originality in visual art. Emulating the aesthetic of propaganda posters, Kruger’s work combined images borrowed from magazine advertisements with provocative statements to confront sexism and the ideologies of consumer culture. Sherry Levine reproduced works by masters of modernist photography and sculpture to challenge ideas about originality and genius in the art marketplace. Artist and philosopher Adrian Piper used her own mixed-race heritage as a springboard to confront racist assumptions and racial stereotypes in everyday social interactions. We will explore the careers of these three artists, as well as their influence upon a subsequent generation of contemporary artists. The workshop includes a visit to LACMA to view the exhibition Ends and Exits: Contemporary Art from the Collections of LACMA and The Broad Art Foundation.
Min. Credits: 1.0
Credit Basis: Quarter credit
Location(s): Antioch Univ Los Angeles
Method(s): Classroom,Workshop
Faculty Consent Required: N
Program Approval Required: N
Course Type Liberal Arts, Science & Social Science

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