Feb 04, 2023  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ARTH 352 - The Pleasures of Disgust in Contemporary Art

FC ARHU CD WADV
4 credits
Disgust is a powerful tool used to repel, push away, and create distance from objects, actions, and living things deemed undesirable. This seminar explores the wide range of ways artists since the 1960s have harnessed the possibilities of disgust in art. Students will conduct close readings of theories of disgust and related concepts such as abjection and desire, questioning who and what receives these labels. We will analyze a range of contemporary art practice to consider both how art can transform what is disgusting, and how the label of disgusting is used to dismiss artists or art forms. Field trips required.
Prerequisites & Notes: An intermediate-level (200-level, formerly 300-level) course in art history recommended or consent of the instructor.
Does this course require off campus field trips? Yes



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