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FA-657 Theories of the Avant-Garde

3 Credits

Theories of the Avant Garde focuses on the history and practice of time-based works such as film, video and performance since the late 1950s. The course will begin with Fluxus Happenings, Environments and Body Art of the 1960s as well as the rise of early Video Art. Performance art of the 1970s and 1980s focuses on political movements of the era, including anarchism, feminism, simulationism, and multiculturalism. These developments will be investigated historically, theoretically, ironically, poignantly and - most of all - critically.