Commodity fetishism and critique of mass culture
Commodity fetishism and critique of mass culture (Robert Rauschenberg; Bruce Conner; Ed Kienholz, Ed
Ruscha; Andy Warhol; Christo; Arman; Eduardo Paolozzi)
The purpose of this assignment is to critically explore an aspect of or issue within late modernist or postmodernist
artistic practice through a chosen research topic relating to your own intellectual interests.
This is a CRITICAL paper; in other words, it must be driven by an argument or idea, or should pose a certain
question. Because it is an art historical paper, it should also be propelled by the visual images in question. The
challenge is to devise a focused topic; keep your writing closely controlled and always in view of that central thesis.
The emphasis is on clarity and focus.