May 19, 2024  
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ARTH 39903 - Junk! Collage, Assemblage, and Modernism

Course Credit: 1
JUNK! COLLAGE, ASSEMBLAGE, AND MODERNISM  This course explores the recurring strategy of using found objects and “junk” materials for artistic creation globally in the 20th and 21st centuries. By looking at various instances of object-based art in a comparative way, this course seeks to understand more profoundly each particular manifestation and how it functioned both within its contemporary milieu and within the larger traditions of the history of art. More broadly, this course examines the ebbs and flows of artistic innovation and the ways tin which the specifics of time and place contribute to the meaning and resonance of modernist and contemporary creative gestures.