Latinx Art


What is Latinx art? This seemingly simple question holds a number of complicated, contradictory answers. Latinx art is art created by (and often for) Latinx communities in the United States, but who determines the scope of representation? Is Jean-Michel Basquiat, the famed Haitian-Puerto Rican-American of 1980s NYC, a Latino artist? How about the Cuban-born Ana Mendieta, who lived and worked primarily in the United States? This course will consider who gets counted as Latinx in the art world and why. Topics covered include the Chicano/a movement in the 1970s, the Border Art movement in the 1980s and 1990s, the rise of "multiculturalist" rhetoric in the United States, and the contemporary global art market and its relationship to the category "Latinx." We will also consider issues of gender, sexuality and race, as they pertain to Latinx artists. This is an introductory course, and requires no prior knowledge of Art History or Latinx Studies. Prerequisites: none
Course Attributes: FA AH; AS HUM; AS LCD; FA HUM; AR HUM; AS SC; EN H

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Latinx Art
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