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South Asian Art and Culture: Multiple Modernisms
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course follows from VISC 3B44: South Asian Art and Culture Vision of the Sacred and will address the protean explosion of artistic developments under the rule of different foreign (Persian, Islamic, Western) and local political and religious systems, from ca. 1100 CE to the late twentieth century. The continuity of indigenous creative vocabulary despite the presence of dominating – and mediating – systems of authority will constitute a major component of this course. Students will learn to think in terms of multiple degrees and forms of modernism instead of a single – Western – modernism largely imposed through colonialism. The final classes will focus entirely on the highly different – at times controversial – modes of contemporary artistic practice in South Asia.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 3B45 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: VISC 3B44 South Asian Art and Culture: Vision of the Sacred is strongly recommended in advance of taking this course.

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 3, 2011 - 4:19 PM