ART 4290 Modernist Criticism 3/0/3

Prerequisite: ART 2201 with a minimum grade of C and ART 2202 with a minimum grade of C

A discussion-based seminar based on intellectual and theoretical debates about modern and contemporary art, focusing on the concept of the avant-garde and the practice of art criticism. Readings are informed by theoretical developments such as psychoanalysis, semiotics, Marxist Art History, gender and race studies, post structuralism and visual culture debates.