This course is a part of the Contemporary Europe Option of the European Studies Semester Abroad.
This course will consider issues of identity, migration and politics in European art after WW II. Students will examine ways in which visual culture has intersected with these issues by traveling to different sites in Berlin to study the work of individual artists, local galleries, and established national institutions. The global art market will also be a topic of study. Students will be prompted to ask questions about the culture industry and its development since WW II. How do art institutions engage with political and social debate? How do changing notions of identity play a role in new categories for visual culture?