ARTH 4851

ARTH 4851

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

The twin phenomena of performing and collecting are as old as time, and both require an intense entanglement with things. This seminar examines the significance of objects and their related texts within the field of Art History and, indeed, more broadly as they are "performed" and "collected" (sometimes both initiatives occurring simultaneously) in Asian Art and Culture. Various performative and collective containments will be mapped as they transcend boundaries: temporal, spatial, cultural, intertexual, and disciplinary.  Masked dances and their costume elements, clay pots, bronzes, serpentine daggers, musical instruments, embroidered story cloths, shadow puppets, flora, fauna, and film will be explored.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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  • 16884 ARTH 4851   SEM 101