Special Topics (Contemporary): Contemporary Art on/and Display

We 2:30PM - 5:20PM / 104 Frick Fine Arts Building / CRN 24552

Scholarship on contemporary art of the Atlantic world has surged forward within Anglophone art history in recent decades, driven in large part by exhibitions. This phenomenon will be addressed through close examination of several recent, current, and future exhibitions, both in Pittsburgh (the Carnegie International) and farther afield (the Getty's Pacific Standard Time initiative). Over the course of the semester, participants will gain firsthand insights from curators into the motivations, preoccupations, and trade-offs affecting specific exhibition projects. Discussions will focus on how these case studies relate to earlier scholarship and exhibitions, and what directions they suggest for future artistic, curatorial, critical, and art historical practices.

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Jennifer Josten

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Category D: Designated Courses

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