ARTH 210 - Introduction to Critical Theory in Contemporary Art
(3,0) 3 Credits
ARTH 110 Art from Prehistory to the Gothic Period .
This course presents an introduction to critical theory and contemporary art and media. Students will critically examine images and our relationship to their “truthfulness” through the lens of the relatively recent “reality” television phenomenon, its historical precedents, and related works by modern and contemporary artists. Art is about looking, and then about thinking critically about what we see. Readings, film viewings, artworks, research and discussion on the nature of “reality” and “truth” in images will give students specific skills in making and viewing art, and will also make them more discriminating participants and consumers concerning journalism, media and culture. Students will read and discuss widely-read articles on images and culture from 20th century critical theorists.
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