Instructor: Karen Gonzalez Rice
Classes: Thursdays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 1, 8, 15, 22 & March 1
Fee: $125 members/ $150 non-members
This course will explore the medium of performance art, a new mode of art-making that developed in response to World War II. By using the body as a material of art, performance artists like Yoko Ono and Marina Abramovic have challenged traditional distinctions between subject and object, artist and artwork, and art and life – sometimes to the confusion of their audiences. In this course, we will grapple with the challenges of performance art by examining its history, theories, and ethics.
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Weekly class will be held in the auditorium of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London. Advanced reservations are required for the series: please contact the Education Department at 860-443-2545 x2110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Gonzalez Rice’s approach to teaching and research is multidisciplinary, drawing on methodologies of contemporary art history, religious studies, American studies and trauma studies. Her courses at Connecticut College include Late 20th-Century Art, Seeing: Mona Lisa to Instagram, and upper-level courses such as Pop Art & Critical Visual Culture, and Radical Bodies: Contemporary Art & Action.