Twentieth-century art has increasingly seen the artist's body used as both the subject and object of artists' work. Expanding and renewing the age-old tradition of self-portraiture, body and performance artists are part of the tradition of artists moving art out of the gallery, into unexpected spaces and media. Beginning with key artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Jackson Pollock, we will examine the work of artists who have used their bodies to create their art, including Carolee Schneemann, Yoko Ono, Chris Burden, Ana Mendieta, Vito Acconci, Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Yasumasa Morimura, and Mona Hatoum. Representations of the artist's body in a wide range of media, including painting, photography, video, and performance, will be analyzed in relation to the social historical context as well as critical writing by philosophers and thinkers such as Georges Bataille and Gilles Deleuze. This course is designed for students whose work involves the human body. Students research artists or art movements for a paper and project. In some terms this course may be cross-tallied at the undergraduate level as CAS 3330 and at the graduate level as CAS 6330. Additional work is required to earn graduate credit.