About the Class
For many contemporary artists, the human body is a subject of endless fascination. Radical social and geopolitical shifts, new technologies, and new media are all registered in the body, making it a potent instrument with which to explore the conditions of our existence and investigate questions of identity, race, gender, and cultural norms. This course offers an introduction to key examples of the use and representation of the body in different media, including performance art.
Dorothea Dietrich, Ph.D., a professor and curator of modern art, has taught at Princeton University and held visiting appointments at Yale, MIT, Duke and Boston Universities, among others. She has published and lectured and has curated exhibitions on German and American art. She was last Chair and Professor of the History of Art and Design at Pratt Institute.