Alternative Media

Alternative Media - Art 100 Instructor: Grambo Alternative...

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Art 100 Instructor: Grambo Alternative Media Dec. 2, 2010 I. Brief Introduction to Postmodern Theory A. “Art-Like” Art vs. “Life-Like” Art 1. Allan Kaprow “Art-like” art = Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism “Life-like” art = Happenings, Performances, Interactions B. “Death of the Author” 1. Roland Barthes Responsibility for making meaning lies with the viewer or reader, not the artist or author C. Simulacra 1. Frederic Jameson A representation of a representation D. Major Components of Modernism 1. Linear Progression 2. Separation of Spheres E. Is Post-Modernism different from Modernism, or just a different stage? 1. Jameson refers to it as “Late-Stage Capitalism” II. Alternative Media A. Earthworks Artwork: Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty , 1970, Great Salt Lake, Utah B. Video Art Artwork: Bill Viola, Still from The Crossing , 1996 Artwork: Bill Viola, Still from The Crossing , 1996 Artwork: Tony Oursler, Let’s Switch, 1996 Artwork: Tony Oursler, Mall Block, 1994
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