LAS 381 • THE BORDER IN LATINO ART
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
n this graduate seminar theoretical concept of border will be explored. The border between Mexico and United States is the geographical area this course will emphasize, although other challenging concepts of border will be discussed, such as "la guagua aerea" and its relevance to Neoyorican art. Latino artists have produced art that relates to the physical, social, political, historical, geographical and symbolic borders which became very relevant in the 20th century. As globalization and migration become important challenges of the 21st century, the concept of the border in the arts and artists that define their work as border art present intriguing and provocative narratives that will be addressed in this seminar. Works by David Avalos, Pepñn Osorio, Daniel Martënez, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Marco Ramërez, "el erre" among others will be discussed.
Attendance, assignments and participation will count 50% of the final grade. A final 15 to 20 page essay will count for the other 50% of the final grade.