Contemporary Art in Canada
This course provides an introduction to specific themes and issues in art produced from the mid-20th century until the present in the geographic region of Canada. Organized to focus upon specific themes or issues, it will illustrate and analyze regional and ethnic diversity, sociopolitical interests, and international influences upon contemporary art in Canada. Influences such as the artist-run centre movement, activism, First Nations work, new-media art, and the landscape tradition are discussed. A wide range of topics, from painting to new media, Canadiana to diversity, Realism to Conceptualism, will be critically examined.