France Family Distinguished Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies
Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley 1987
M.A., University of California - Berkeley 1976
B.A., San Jose State University 1970
ExpertiseContemporary global experimental art and theory, destruction in art and trauma studies, artists’ writings, and visual studies
NEW COURSE: FALL 2020
Special Topics in Art History - ART ACTIVISM FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Course Goals/Objectives: By the end of this course you will be able to…
- Identify and analyze works of activist artists;
- explain the social, political, cultural, and aesthetic importance of such art;
- understand critical theoretical approaches used to interpret works of activist art;
- discuss how the social and political roles of art change through time;
- talk and write with confidence about works of art.
Stiles, K. “Never Enough is Something Else: Feminist Performance Art, Probity, and the Avant-Garde.” Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Textuality, edited by James M. Harding, Madison: University of Madison/Wisconsin, 2000, pp. 239–89.
Stiles, K. “Being Undyed: The Meeting of Mind and Matter in Yoko Ono’s Events.” Yes Yoko Ono, edited by Alexandra Monroe, New York: Japan Society, 2000, pp. 145–49.
Stiles, K. “Corpora Vilia: Valie Export’s Body.” Valie Export’s Visual Syntagmatics, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelpia, 2000, pp. 16–33.
Stiles, K. “Mapping Joshua Neustein’s Art.” Joshua Neustein: Five Ash Cities, Domestic Tranquility Bne Brak, Herzliya, Israel: Hezliya Museum, 2000, pp. 122–30.
Stiles, K. “Parallel Worlds: Representing Consciousness at the Intersection of Art, Dissociation, and Multidimensional Awareness.” Reframing Consciousness: Art and Consciousness in the Post- Biological Era, edited by Roy Ascott, Exeter: Intellect, 2000, pp. 52–60.
Stiles, K., and E. A. Shanken. “Missing in Action: Agency and Meaning in Interactive Art.” Context Providers: Context and Meaning in Digital Art, edited by M. Lovejoy et al., University of Minnesota Press, 2000.
Stiles, K. “Beautiful, Jean-Jacques’: Jean-Jacques Lebel’s Affect and the Theories of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.” Jean-Jacques Lebel, Milano: Edizioni Gabriele Mazzotta, 1999, pp. 7–30.
Stiles, K. “The Flux/Med’ Collages of Bob Watts.” Bob Watts, Museum of Koper, Slovenia, 1999, pp. 1–3.
Stiles, K. “300 Words for Dan Perjovschi.” After the Wall: Art and Culture in Post-Communist Europe, Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1999, pp. 153–153.
Stiles, K. “Battle of the Yams: Contentless Forms and the Recovery of Meaning in Events and Happenings.” Off Limits: Rutgers University and the Avant-Garde, 1957-1963, Newark: Newark Museum and Rutgers University Press, 1999, pp. 118–29.