Course Description


MIT 231G (Winter 2005)   The Limits of the 'Avant-Garde': Art and Activism through the 20th Century

Instructor: A. Hearn

Course Description
This course explores the concepts of culture, politics and "avant-garde" through the 20th century art movements such as dada, futurism, surrealism, and situationism; focusing on aesthetic practice and commodification, the politics of revolution and intervention, technology and cultural form, individual aesthetic innovation, and issues of social responsibility.

Prerequisites: Registration in the second, third or fourth year of an MIT program, or permission of the Faculty.

Antirequisites: MIT 254F/G if taken in 2003-04.

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

RESTRICTED TO YRS 2, 3 & 4 MIT, SPECIAL STUDENTS IN MIT AND SCHOLARS ELECTIVES.



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