Intro to VISC
Introductory interdisciplinary seminar on visual culture and theory required for all BFA students. Designed to familiarize art students new to the SMFA at Tufts with some of the questions, historical movements, and texts that provide an enriching background for both making and interpreting art today: iconoclasm, modernism, Marxism, feminism, environmentalism, anti-imperialism, and post-structuralism. Course provides a rigorous study of some historical thinkers who have interpreted the role of visual culture and the relationship between image and reality in ways that continue to resonate today. All texts studied in light of historical and contemporary artistic and pop cultural productions.