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ARTH 370 Studies in Canadian Art: Studies in Canadian Art: What Makes Art “Canadian”?

  • Mondays, 2:45 - 5:15 pm
  • EV 1.615
  • Instructor: Dr. Farrukh Rafiq

How do we understand or read Canadian Art? How can we appropriately challenge settle-colonial narratives?  In this course, we will examine issues such as colonialism, nationalism, and representations to understand the multitude of iterations that have come to be understood as “Canadian Art”. We will look at a broad range of interdisciplinary texts to explore the subject from multiple viewpoints, and delve into photography, craft, and design, in addition to traditional media. The course will consist of lectures, group discussions, in-class exercises, and tests; however, students will also be encouraged to visit local art institutions to assess the current state of the field. Students in this course will learn to critically analyse Canadian visual culture beyond the scope of traditional art history.

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