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ART-3900S: Contemporary Art in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has been a major art hub since John Cage first studied with Arnold Schoenberg in the 1930s. The arts in LA have long stood in the shadow of other cultural industries and thus have been able to flourish without intense scrutiny like art in New York. Because of this open space, Los Angeles has positioned itself at an important crossroads of openness and experimentalism that has pushed it to the front of the American art scene. This workshop will focus on the work made in Los Angeles since John Cage and will examine his influence upon artist’s practices since. Cage’s music incorporated elements from the visual arts and can be seen as some of the first inter-media work that aimed to blur the line between art and life. We will examine the work of L.A. artists like Chris Burden, Paul McCarthy and Catherine Opie amongst others in order to better understand the artistic production of this major art center from the 30s to the present. The instructor will act as tour guide, highlighting important places, people, and movements that have left an indelible mark on this city and the world. No grade equivalents allowed.
Min. Credits: 1.0
Credit Basis: Quarter credit
Location(s): Antioch Univ Los Angeles
Method(s): Classroom,Workshop
Course Type Liberal & Disciplinary Studies



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