Course Description

MIT 231G (Winter 2008)   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.

Course Outline for MIT 231G (Winter 2008)
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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