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, socio-political 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, Canadian to diversity, Realism to Conceptualism, will be critically examined.