ultimate deadlines

for anything you want to post is Sunday, May 6, midnight: for missing papers, extra-credits, and comments on papers.

To clarify: four comments on four exhibition reviews are required. Comments on lecture reviews are not required anymore.

If you missed the deadline, post the papers anyway. You will receive at least some credit.


Final Exam Required Readings

This is a selection of the readings that were assigned as required readings throughout the semester; you should not be overwhelmed in preparing for the exam when you did the readings and took notes. I will ask for the essential arguments in the readings.

Erika Doss, Abstract Expressionism

Anna Dezeuze, The 1960s

Eleanor Heartney, Postmodernism

Nicholas Serota, Experience and Interpretation

Andrea Fraser, Institutional Critique

Thomas McEvilley, Introduction to Brian O’Doherty’s Inside the White Cube

Li- Between Scylla and Charybdis

Moore, Minding the Gap:
pages 1-8 of the PDF, corresponding to the printed page numbers in the book 26-33, including the paragraph on Mona Hatoum, excluding then paragraphs on Zineb Sedira

Ybarra-Frausto, Latin American Culture

More art history lectures

Three lectures on Clyfford Still’s Western roots are coming up at the Clyfford Still Museum. You can review one of them for class requirements.

March 29, April 19 and May 17, 2012

More information here.

Brakhage Symposium this weekend

If you are interested in experimental film, you should attend.

Here is the program: Brakhage Symposium

More visiting artist lecture opportunities

The Department of Art and Art History at CU offers more opportunities of Visiting Artist Lectures. See more information here.

Marylyn Dintenfass: Tuesday, March 13 – 6:30 in VAC 1B20
Bari Ziperstein: Tuesday, March 20 – 5:00 in VAC 1B55
Claire Zitzow: Tuesday, March 20 – 7:00 in VAC 1B20

Mid-term exam

will take place on Tuesday, March 20, during class.

I am sorry to have given the wrong date in class today. We stick with the date announced in the syllabus.

The exam will consist of questions on the three readings assigned for the exam.

Reading for Tuesday

I apologize for difficulties in accessing the reading for tomorrow. I uploaded the document again, and I am certain it should work now.

Please still try to read it for tomorrow. It is an easy and interesting text.

New readings: Lawrence Weiner and Postmodernism

If you did the Sam Gathercole reading for Week 4, do yourself a favor and earn extra-credit for it by posting a response.

As an optional reading, I have uploaded an essay I wrote on a recent installation by Lawrence Weiner in Rome, Quid pro Quo (it’s on the bottom of the post, entitled The Stones of Rome).

The readings for Week 5 are up. It is quite a load; please allow enough time. We will talk about them on Thursday.

There are a number of optional readings available on the 1970s: I recommend Irving Sandler, The Art World in the 1970s, and Kim Levin, The State of the Art.


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