Global Pop: Pop in Art, Architecture, Design, and Film

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global Pop

Spring 2019

Taught By: Kevin Lotery

Section: A

CRN: 7299

Credits: 4

This seminar aims at recovering the cross-disciplinary history of Pop aesthetics. Like the early Pop thinkers in 1950s Britain, we will operate under the assumption that all forms of making— from painting and printmaking to exhibition making, technological research, and film—represent equal partners in the “long front” of the Pop project. In the process, we will pursue an international history of Pop aesthetic production in parallel with the canonical, New York-centric narrative. The seminar is structured by three broad themes: 1) Pop art’s relationship to the various nations in which it arose (in Europe, East Asia, and North and South America), 2) key concepts and technologies central to the Pop experiment; and 3) the afterlife of Pop in art from the 1970s to the present. Major questions include the following: What strategies have Pop practitioners mobilized to represent, integrate, or intervene in technologies of image production and mass cultural distribution? In what ways has Pop forwarded alternative models of culture, consumption, and subjectivity? And the perennial question: To what extent is Pop a critical or affirmative project? Exhibition visits will supplement in-class discussion.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

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: 8:00pm 6/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 258

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019