This course explores the production of art in the context of Canada in relation to settler colonialism, Indigenous sovereignties, and diasporas. Grounded in theoretical discourses of decolonization, anti-racism and equity studies students will consider a range of historic and contemporary art and craft practices. Drawing from current scholarship in art history, Indigenous studies, Black Studies, gender studies (to include feminisms), diaspora studies, and Canadian studies key questions to be interrogated include: What constitutes Canadian art and how might we re-imagine and unsettle the writing of Canadian art history?
This course is a part of the NSCAD University credit curriculum. Audit students are not required to complete course assignments or take examinations and do not receive an evaluation, critiques, or a grade. Audit students may, with the approval of the instructor, participate in class discussions and work. Audit courses do not count towards full-time status, graduation requirements, or eligibility for any financial aid.