Contemporary Art in the Global Village

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Art in the Global Village

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art History, Studio Art

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A 100-level Art History course or permission of the Instructor.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is an investigation into contemporary art world-wide. The course begins by examining the art of the 1980?s as providing the backdrop to contemporary trends. It then moves on to analyze art in a series of themes that have been widespread in artistic practice ? time, place, identity, the body etc. The scope of the course is overtly multicultural comparing and contrasting ethnic approaches. The course finishes with the students organizing their own virtual exhibition of contemporary art. This course contributes towards AUR General Education embedded skills requirements of oral presentation.

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