Fine Arts | Site Specificity and the Critique of Institutions (Problems in Contemporary European and American Art)
A647 | 5225 | Bowles


Problems in Contemporary European and American Art

Since the 1960s, installation art and site-specific art have become
the predominant modes for a “critical” art practice.

How can the installation of an artwork determine its meaning?

What’s the matter with museums?

What are the implications for such traditional media as painting and
sculpture?

This seminar will explore the history and theory of site-specificity
and the critique of institutions, paying particular attention to
issues of feminism, globalization and critical race theory.