Spring 2023 Course Highlight | Caribbean Entanglements

Professor Guillermina De Ferrari will be teaching ART HIST 802 | Caribbean Entanglements W 3:30–6:00 PM during the Spring 2023 semester. Graduate Standing. Instructor consent required. Email gdeferrari@wisc.edu to enroll. Description: In the Caribbean, global warming, the legacy of slavery, and neocolonial experiments in both late capitalism and late socialism shape the way humans perceive and manage their lives. With the understanding that being human is a praxis, as Sylvia Wynter notes, and that art is a practical philosophy, this course explores, via contemporary Caribbean art, how disasters intervene in the construction and disruption of the collective, how people reshape and reinvent the social world in response, and how the arts envision new forms of being in the world.