Contemporary Asian Art: Queer and Transgender Approaches

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Contemporary Asian Art
Spring 2023
Taught By: Jeannine Tang
Section: AX

CRN: 13601

Credits: 4

This class introduces students to critical debates, artists and practices in Asian art since the 1960s, with emphasis on queer and trans approaches in contemporary art in/from/of South, Southeast, and East Asian countries and diasporas. While the course will cover painting and sculpture, special attention will be paid to work utilizing nontraditional media and experimental genres. This includes photography, conceptualism, environmental works, installation, performance, institutional critique, film/video, digital and new media art, zines, along with emerging, experimental forms. We will consider how art movements of the past 50 years have drawn upon or reimagined non-Western concepts, cultural traditions and philosophies of gender and sexuality, how artists have negotiated forms of state power and political control, while negotiating new markets for their identities and practices. This course will emphasize curatorial, editorial and community-organized contexts by artists, and the participation of artists (or their divergence from) social movements and civil society. We will also reflect critically on how queer and trans approaches in art productively trouble and redefine methods for the study of Asian art and contemporary art history. This course is organized in partnership with the Asia Art Archive, and it is expected that students will participate in site visits to AAA in America, in additions to exhibitions, programs, collections and/or archives in NYC. Coursework includes the close study of artworks, texts, exhibitions and visual culture,research-based writing assignments, and discussions with guest curators, editors, writers and/or artists.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 12:56pm EDT 6/4/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 260
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023