IAC700 – 20th Cent. Inter-Arts History

Art, Technology and the Avant Garde is an overview of 20th Century Avant Garde and interdisciplinary art practice seen through the lens of the evolving technologies and medias of the 20th Century. The class will also look at the influence of 20th Century artistic movements on our current age of electronic reproduction. Movements covered will include Russian Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism, Futurism, Bauhaus, Fluxus, Happenings, Warhol’s Factory and Situationism. Areas of exploration will range from Marcel Duchamp’s bachelor machines to the chance operations of John Cage and the seminal collaborations between New York artists and Bell Labs researchers in the early 1960s.