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Washington and Lee University    
 
    
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog
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ARTH 245 - Ancient Cultures, New Markets: Modern and Contemporary Asian Art


FDR: HA
Credits: 3

This course examines the art movements of the last one hundred years from India, China, Tibet, and Japan primarily through the lenses of the larger sociopolitical movements that informed much of Asia's cultural discourses: Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Socialism, Communism, and Feminism. We also address debates concerning "non-Western" 20th-century art as peripheral to the main canons of Modern and Contemporary art. By the end of the course, students have created a complex picture of Asian art/artists, and have engaged broader concepts of transnationalism, as well as examined the roles of galleries, museums, and auction houses in establishing market value and biases in acquisition practices. Kerin.





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