The Avant-Garde: Then and Now

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Avant-Garde: Then and Now

Fall 2019

Taught By: Joe Jeffreys

Section: A

CRN: 7415

Credits: 4

This course navigates a raft of vanguard fine and performing arts movements or isms from Symbolism, Expressionism, Futurism, Formalism, Dadaism and Absurdism to Realism, Surrealism, Naturalism, Modernism and Post-Modernism in order to understand how the avant-garde has materialized and is defined or categorized. The manifestations of these cutting edge forms of artistic expression and communication are explored in painting, performance, literature and music. Leaders in the field from Tristan Tzara, Alfred Jarry, Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Carolee Schneemann, Martha Graham, Allan Kaprow, and a host of others will be historicized along with their contributions. The avant-gardes' roots and status today are foci.

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 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 6:11am 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 904

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019