The past two decades have seen a great expansion in the contemporary art world of artwork that engages justice issues within an existing or created community. This course examines how art, justice, and community intersect, with a focus on artists and their practice. Topics include gender, sexuality, race, class, environment, globalization, poverty, and religion. When possible, gallery, museum or studios visits occur. Through in-depth studies of artists’ works, students learn about the strategies artists use to engage communities and consider the ethical and theological implications of such efforts.
- Professor: John Shorb