Rachael Gorton / Events / Thu 06 May to Thu 24 Jun 2021 (2 months)

Art Histories: Celebrating Diverse Identities

This friendly and welcoming, online course will involve discussion and collaboration, both to question the dominant narratives of Western art history and to celebrate modes of artistic production outside of this framework. We will explore art traditions and makers in different geographical regions and continents, at different points in history as well as in present-day Britain who are underrepresented in our art institutions and mainstream criticism. We will seek to un-pick cultural values through exploring the ways in which culture is controlled, owned, produced and presented whilst considering why and how narratives of linear progression in Western art have been formed and received. We will touch on responses from artists and through art activism to the prejudices inherent in such narratives. You will have the opportunity to present to your group, artists and artworks which you find interesting or inspiring but which are marginalised from or challenging to the European art canon.

For more information visit https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3679250

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