Gentlemen, I Give You the Panopticon:  Institutional Critique

class 8 (oct. 23)

Modern art:  art that reveals and undermines the power structures of the art world OR art enshrined by the art world.


  • What is the art world?
  • How do we decide what is art?  How do we account for change in that definition over time?
  • Do the spaces in which we experience art affect our perception of the works?
  • What are the politics of display?
  • What is the relationship between modern art and the art world?

Class 8