ARTH 094. Transnational Modernisms

This seminar applies a transnational lens to study the development of artistic modernisms during the Cold War. In this course, students will learn the theories and forms of avant-garde art production in a world shaped by the ideological competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. Departing from an examination of how these tensions materialized in New York and Moscow, students will examine how this polarized climate impacted as well artistic production in Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, setting the foundations of a transnational sphere of artistic circulation that anticipated the globalization of art at the turn of the century. 
1 credit.
Spring 2022. Checa-Gismero.
Catalog chapter: Art and Art History  
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