2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 4500 Art and Popular Culture

Art and Popular Culture considers the interplay between popular culture and recent trends in contemporary art. The topical focus of this course is the complex relationship that has emerged between contemporary art and popular culture. Students will investigate this relationship by analyzing three tendencies: a) the conditions of complicity between art and popular culture; b) the question of cultural value and commercial value; c) the underlying sensibilities that have propelled contemporary art beyond modernism and postmodernism.