Censored! Art on Trial

Description: (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M136.) Lecture, four hours. Examination of censorship in visual arts, particularly art of queer Chicana/Chicano and Latina/Latino artists such as Alma Lopez, Ester Hernández, and Alex Donis. Other censored artists include feminist artist Yolanda López, queer artists Robert Mapplethorpe and David Wojnarowicz, painter Christ Ofili, photographers Sally Mann and Andres Serrano, printmaker Enrique Chagoya, muralist Noni Olabisi, writer Salman Rushdie, and four performance artists--Karen Finley, Tim Miller, John Fleck, and Holly Hughes--whose work was vetoed by chair of National Endowment for Arts (NEA) in 1990 after they had successfully passed through NEA's peer review process and who came to be known as NEA Four. P/NP or letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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