Art and Identity
"Identity" is interpreted as the fundamental element of human personality. Formation of the "I" is an intersubjective process that takes the form of a "story", which an individual forms of life's experiences in order to give meaning to "self" versus the "Not-I", while building interactions with "the other." This "story" encompasses psychological, social, cultural, and historical aspects expressed in diverse identities – personal, gengender, national, social, communal, moral, religious, and ideological. The seminar discusses many ways in which art explores, formulates, and represents the artist's "identities," as well as influences the identity of the viewers.