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Modernism to Postmodernism: Art since 1970


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Pre-recorded content

This course will explore the transition from modernist thought as exemplified by the Abstract Expressionist movement to such postmodern notions of appropriation, parody, and fragmentation as they manifest themselves in the art of the 1970s and beyond. We will focus on such concepts and genres as minimalism, performance, video, installation and site-specific art, gender, sexuality and politics in the work of artists like Donald Judd, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Bill Viola, Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Mona Hatoum, William Kentridge, Andy Goldsworthy, Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney and others.

Adrian Kohn teaches courses in the history and theory of modern / contemporary art, video art, and experimental film. Recent publications include essays on Larry Bell, John Chamberlain, Jan Frank, Donald Judd, Robert Irwin, and Kim Guiline. He is Professor in History of Art at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds a PhD … Read more