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VISC 3B45
South Asian Art and Culture: Multiple Modernisms (NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
(NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011)
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: VISC 3B44 South Asian Art and Culture: Vision of the Sacred is strongly recommended in advance of this course.
Course was last updated June 11, 2010 - 3:16 PM