Queer & Trans Art Since the 1970s

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Queer & Trans Art Post 1970

Fall 2021

Taught By: Amalle Dublon

Section: A

CRN: 11079

Credits: 4

Taking as our starting point the uprisings of the late 1960s that have arguably persisted since, this course examines the history, theory, and practices of trans and queer art in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. We will focus as well on the historiography of queer and trans art. In other words, how have categories like “queer art” and “trans art” become possible? What forms of reading and research were developed to draw conceptual throughlines among unstable, dynamic, and fugitive practices in and outside of art history? How have these very forms of naming and knowing also themselves changed over the last half century? Gender and sexual nonconformity have been inextricably entwined with the aesthetic; drawing on work in black studies, disability studies, and Marxist and feminist thought, we will explore this entanglement. Some of the themes and questions propelling our study include not only “visibility” and representation, but also the ways that artists and scholars have worked with the extravisual, nonrepresentational, and ephemeral -- with feel, vibe, absence, and abstraction; codes, reading, cryptography, dissimulation, mimesis, and critique; and with practices of nonlinear inheritance, archiving, reproduction, and transmission. How have histories of protest, policing, and resistance to austerity shaped the media, tactics, and discourses of trans and queer art? Over the course of the semester, students will write and share two response papers and develop and share a research project. This course can satisfy a Visual Studies elective requirement or an Arts program LINA (Interdisciplinary Arts) requirement. 

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: 10:50pm 10/18/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th

Room: 713

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