Global Art and Empire, 1850-1950 (AHV2011)

15 credits

How did modern art help shape and resist global empires from 1850 to 1950How do aesthetics and popular culture intersect with political dynamics? In exploring these questions, this module will examine artistic production in a wide range of cultural and geopolitical contexts, including the Americas, Great Britain, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. It will also engage with critical theories and debates in art history and visual culture, particularly those surrounding hybridity, postcolonialism, and global exchange. Lectures and seminars will consider the interplay of art, architecture and design, as well as the politics of making, exhibiting and collecting.