Cultural Pluralism

Parsons Paris: Paris Art/Design Hist/Theory

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Cultural Pluralism

Spring 2019

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: PC1

CRN: 5628

Credits: 3

This course will examine cultural pluralism in curatorial practice, or the ethics of representing art and design practices across cultural contexts. Course material begins with the colonial exhibitions and ethnographic museums from the 19th Century, and moves into contemporary debates about the political efficacy of the biennial and other large-scale exhibitions. The aim is for students to develop a pluralist or post-colonial analysis for use in their own work—though historical understanding, but also so as to be able to critique exhibitions’ continued role in producing social exclusion. Course reading will include contemporary criticism and cultural theory, and it will pay special attention to exhibition projects between the global North and the global South.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Art/Design Hist/Theory (APHT)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:47pm 9/21/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 1:30pm - 4:10pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 502

Date Range: 1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019