FAH385H5 • Modern and Contemporary Art of India

Description

This course traces a chronology of South Asian art from its genealogies in late colonial image-making traditions from the 1850s to the present, situating modernist 'high' art in terms of its conversation with the broader field of cultural practice in modern India: cinema, vernacular bazaar prints, rural and tribal craft traditions, practices of popular devotion, and 'classical' artistic traditions. It investigates the theoretical and political concerns animating South Asian cultural practices and their criticism (nationalism, Marxism, secularism, anti-fundamentalism, Islam, feminism, postcolonialism, issues of diaspora and globalization), and addresses the key question of how to approach practices of modernism and postmodernism in the postcolony.

Prerequisites
( FAH101H5 or FAH105H5 or FAH202H5) and VCC201H5 and ( FAH288H5 or FAH289H5) or permission of instructor
Exclusions
FAH364H1 or FAH365H1 or FAH392H5 - Topic: Contemporary South Asian Art
Distribution Requirement
Humanities
Total Instructional Hours
24S
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Art