Conceptual Art and Cultural Change
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Conceptual art was born out of the need for a social and cultural revolution It is comprised of several diverse disciplines including painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, video, drawing and text based art. These disciplines as they have always done can lead to the visualization of social justice issues; defining historical and political issues and enabling elite and non-elite championing of issues. This course presents and analyses the various forms of conceptual art practices used currently in the global culture to enable political, social and cultural change. The focus of this course will be upon the exploration of current conceptual practices and the investigation of historic conceptual practices to analyze and critique, political, cultural, and social issues.