ARTED 5103 (3 credits)
Social Theory for Artists and Cultural Workers
This seminar involves readings and discussions of works by twentieth-century social theorists who have had or might have consequences for artists' approaches to their own practices, as well as the interpretation of artistic production in general. It is not intended to be a survey of aesthetic theories, but rather will consider various questions concerning social relations and institutions, as well as basic premises that inform different conceptual approaches to these issues. Students read work that deals with the production and consumption of art using particular social-theoretical frameworks. Open to all students senior level and above.