2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 4600 Postmodernism

This course examines the term postmodern" in light of the seminal changes in the production and consumption of visual cultures of the recent decades. Its primary aim is to trace the implications of this concept in the shaping of a contemporary artist's awareness. A series of critical readings and discussions provides insight into the historical background and the global character of the postmodern experience. In this context the course also questions the reductive connotations of the buzzword "postmodernism treating it instead as an umbrella term that accommodates a range of overlapping as well as conflicting ideas and theories.