HAA 278P - Art After Nature: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Process

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Carrie Lambert-Beatty

Without starting from pre-determined categories (e.g. eco-art), how might we map artists’ multiple, conflicting, and changing engagements with the more-than-human world? By thinking through a range of critical approaches, could we reframe art as a natural-cultural process? And, by researching specific practices of art-making, institution-building, or exhibition-creation, past, present, or even future, can we make tangible what it would mean to reframe art this way? The syllabus will focus on the period from the 1960s to the present, but students’ individual research projects may take up cases from any place or period.