History of Art 8821: Art and Race in Modern East Asia


Constructs of race have shaped the history of visual expression, determined access to institutions, and informed our aesthetic values. This class will consider how artists have addressed questions of race and ethnicity in their work, as well as how art historians and theorists have framed race in East Asia. We will address colonial imagery, the effect of racial and ethnic difference, problems in contemporary museum practice, and the representation of foreign labor in visual culture. We will engage with critical texts by authors such as Anne Anlin Cheng, Lisa Lowe, Christina Sharpe, and Franz Fanon. 

Spring 20222
Professor Namiko Kunimoto
Class #23829
In person, Tues 2:25-5:00