ARTHI3400-09: High Art and Popular Culture
Tuesdays, 2:30-5:20 pm

Still from Murakami's -Planting the Seeds- [b.2007]Course description: This course will explore the translation of popular art forms and the ideologies and issues that motivated them into the modernist vocabulary of museum art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and later into postmodernism.  Labels of "high" versus "low," "mainstream" versus "marginal," and "commercial" versus "fine" will be considered/critiqued as interdependent opposites.  

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Pop/art in the news:
NEW! Takashi Murakami to open an animation studio in Los Angeles
Zaha Hadid's Chanel Pavilion opens in New York's Central Park at an inopportune moment in recent history
New York Times article on the recent controversies over Richard Prince's "appropriation"
Giacometti, Hepworth, Warhol, and Koons sculptures come to life in the Old Vic play Drama Queens
On the eve of the Frieze Art Fair in London, The Guardian ponders the economics of the contemporary art world
First major retrospective of Elizabeth Peyton's portraits opens at New Museum
Paris/New York: Design Fashion Culture, 1925-1940 opens at Museum of the City of New York
Historian unearths the real history of Manet's infamous model, Victorine Meurent
Catherine Opie's provocative subcultural portraits at the center of Guggenheim retrospective
Museum of Art and Design in NYC mixes "high" and "low" in a dizzying combination
Specific Objects in Chelsea organizes first-ever exhibition of Raymond Pettibon's punk ephemera
Bronx Museum of the Arts opens Street Art, Street Life
Art in the Age of Steam travels to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Martha Rosler on her contemporary uses of pop-culture strategies for protest imagery
Philadelphia ICA mounts R. Crumb retrospective
Kehinde Wiley's new body of work at the Studio Museum in Harlem
MoMA is "Looking at Music" in its new exhibition
        [Go to MoMA's website for the Looking at Music show]
Pipe, Glass, Bottle of Rum: The Art of Appropriation explores creative borrowing since Picasso
PBS airs documentary on how "New Deal" photographers changed America
The exhibition Dali: Painting and Film travels to NYC's Museum of Modern Art
Famed British Independent Group artist Richard Hamilton subject of Edinburgh retrospective
        [Go to the Inverneith House website for more information on Richard Hamilton: Protest Pictures]
When architecture, gardening, and parties collide in the PS1 courtyard


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