HAVC 118 — Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora

Creator: Axelle Toussaint

The course considers contemporary art by African artists operating in metropolitan centers, as well as Afro-British, Afro-Caribbean, and African-American production. Topics are organized thematically and address constructing and deconstructing the idea of Africa; cultural authenticity; diaspora; Creolite and creolization; hybridity; cosmopolitanism; post-black; and globalism in the arts.

General Education code(s): ER

Prerequisites: Background in history of art and visual culture recommended. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Type of course and Credit: Online, 5 units

Course first offered: Summer 2020