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Global Modernisms (AHV3007)

15 credits

This module explores the relationship between Modernism and global art from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. How did modern art emerge as a response to new political structures and historical and regional traditions? How did new approaches to architecture and design shape everyday life in the conflicting spheres of nationalism and internationalism? In studying key modernist movements across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, we will consider larger questions of visual culture and its relationship to urbanism and mass consumption; imperialism and socialism; race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality; and postcolonial historiography and theory.