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Contemporary Canadian Art
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 lecture course provides an overview of the issues, ideas and artworks that have shaped contemporary Canadian art in the contemporary period since the 1970s. Drawing upon examples from a variety of mediums, we examine key issues in contemporary Canadian art such as nationalism and Quebec sovereignty, regionalism, multiculturalism, gender identity and cultural diversity. Influences in contemporary Canadian art such as the artist-run centre movement, feminism, First Nations work, new-media arts, installation and the landscape tradition are discussed. The texts used in the course expose students to writings by Canadian artists, critics and cultural theorists.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 3B03, VISC 3B02 or VISC 3B03 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: VISA 2B32 is strongly recommended in advance of this course.

Priority registration for Criticism and Curatorial Practice majors.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on July 21, 2011.

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated June 23, 2011 - 11:07 AM