Contemporary Cuba: Art, Politics, History, Ideas

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contemporary Cuba

Fall 2021

Taught By: Iliana Cepero

Section: A

CRN: 11187

Credits: 4

The course will focus on the development of different artistic media over five decades of Cuba's contemporary history. We will consider how Cuban works of art reflect the complexity of the country's history, culture, and charged political situations. We will analyze the history of the post-revolutionary era through the lenses of visual arts, considering how they constitute highly sophisticated interpretations of the always-changing reality. Classic films and video by prestigious filmmakers (Santiago Alvarez and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea) will be reviewed and analyzed, and we will also explore the history of Cuban music and dance with guest lecturers. This course examines curatorial events organized in Cuba, such as the Havana Biennial, and exhibitions of Cuban art in North America, such as Cuba: Art and History from 1868 to Today! at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal in 2008 and ¡Cuba, Cuba! 65 years of Photography, organized by the International Center of Photography in August 2015. After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 5:42am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 263

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021