SHUM 6684

SHUM 6684

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This interdisciplinary seminar brings together critical theory and global visual arts to analyze the problem of work over the long twentieth century. By focusing on the labor of visual artists and their encounters with collective work, we will tackle how our understanding of work has transformed over the last century, including new definitions of immaterial and affective labor; the challenges and pleasures of political friendships across class, race, gender, and national lines; the labor of the spectator or viewer, operational images and the optical unconscious; and anti-work imaginaries and possible futures of collective life. Throughout, we will consider how medium, coordination, and form cut across both theories of labor and the praxis of visual art.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

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Syllabi: none
  • 18896 SHUM 6684   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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