Courses of Study 2022-2023 
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Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTH 6851 - [Performing Objects, Collecting Cultures]

(crosslisted) ASIAN 6645  
(EC-SAP, EC-SEAP)     
Spring. Not offered: 2022-2023. Next offered: 2024-2025. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Co-meets with ARTH 4851 /ASIAN 4445 /VISST 4851 .

K. McGowan.

The twin phenomena of performing and collecting are as old as time, and both require an intense entanglement with things. This seminar examines the significance of objects and their related texts within the field of Art History and, indeed, more broadly as they are “performed” and “collected” (sometimes both initiatives occurring simultaneously) in Asian Art and Culture. Various performative and collective containments will be mapped as they transcend boundaries: temporal, spatial, cultural, intertexual, and disciplinary. Masked dances and their costume elements, clay pots, bronzes, serpentine daggers, musical instruments, embroidered story cloths, shadow puppets, flora, fauna, and film will be explored.

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