History of Art


HART0198 Planetary/Provincial - Indicative Weekly Topics and Suggested Reading

Indicative Weekly Topics

Global, Transcultural, Planetary: Debates 

The Ordering of Things (World Fairs, Anthropology, Advertising)  

Inventing the “Primitive” I 

Reverse Japonism and the Nation in Modern Japan  

The Skins of Architecture: Ornament, Style, Race 

Fetish and Function II: Bauhaus 

Ethnographic Surrealism 

The photographic conditions of “African” objects and subjects I 

Internationalisms, Solidarities, Translations  

Re-enchantment I: Negritude  

Suggested Reading

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, “Planetarity”, Paragraph, Translation and the Untranslatable Vol. 38, No. 2 (July 2015), pp. 290-292. 

Griselda Pollock, “Whither Art History?” The Art Bulletin, Vol. 96(1) (2014), pp. 9-23. 

Monica Juneja, “A very civil idea”. Art History and World-Making – With and Beyond the Nation”, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 81. Vol, 2018. 

Kobena Mercer, “Art History after Globalisation: Formations of the Colonial Modern”, in Colonial Modern: Aesthetics of the Past, Rebellions for the Future, ed. Tom Avermaete, Serhat Karakayali, Marion von Osten (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2010), pp. 232-242. 

Jill Richards, The Fury Archives. Female Citizenship, Human Rights, and the International Avant-Gardes (New York: Columbia University, 2020), pp. 1-30.