DRM342H1: The Contemporary Avant-Garde

Hours: 
36L

The turn of the 21st century advanced a social, political, and aesthetic shift reminiscent of that during the post-Industrial Revolution/pre-WWII epoch that launched the historical avant-garde.  This class, while exploring significant artistic and sociopolitical developments of the historical avant-garde, will primarily concentrate on the experimental theatre and performance of the past 15 years—a contemporary avant-garde that “hinge[s] on a networked spatiality, rather than on linear teleology” and reflects a growing collective investment on part of audiences and artists alike in the work of a work of art.  

Prerequisite: 

DRM100Y1/​ DRM101Y1/​ UNI102Y1 or any 4.0 FCE

Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)