HART 454 - THE ETHNOGRAPHER AS ARTIST
Long Title: THE ARTIST AS ETHNOGRAPHER - THE ETHNOGRAPHER AS ARTIST
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course will examine the intersections between the historical avant-garde, contemporary art, and anthropology. Developing on the so-called "ethnographic turn" within contemporary art - what Hal Foster has famously termed "the artist as ethnographer" - we will look at the way that this tendency within artistic production has doubled back onto the field of anthropology, leading to what could be called "the ethnographer as artist." Particular attention will be paid to the role of the art museum and international art exhibitions. Cross-list: ANTH 454.