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Summer 2020 – Reality TV is My Family

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Reality TV is My Family
Jordan Holms

6 Sessions >> Tuesdays, June 2- July 7
6:00-9:00pm, MCR, $295

Stigmatized as vapid and anti-intellectual, reality television has historically been dismissed by academia and ostracized from critical discourse. Caught somewhere between art and popular culture, this medium is often the public’s first introduction to various social taboos (think Sister Wives or My Strange Addiction). It is also a medium that initiates a litany of important conversations regarding gender roles, class structures, systemic racism, family and relationship dynamics, sexuality, mental health, and the ever-elusive “American Dream”. As such, this course examines why reality television is anything but academically irrelevant. In this course, we will analyze touchstone reality programs such as The Bachelor franchise and Keeping Up with the Kardashians as well as more fringe series, and situate them within broader socio-cultural contexts. As it is both beloved and villainized, we will attempt to unpack the allure and repulsion upon which reality television hinges and theorize about the role it might play as a repository of cultural memory.

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Jordan Holms is a Vancouver-born artist and scholar who works primarily in painting and sculpture. She has exhibited internationally in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada and her work is held in multiple private collections. Her paintings have recently been included in a number of MFA survey exhibitions, featured at BAMPFA, and in Adidas’s Market Street storefront. Most recently, Holms was a recipient of the Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, where she was an artist-in-residence in February 2020. She is also a 2016-2019 recipient of the San Francisco Art Institute’s Graduate Fellowship Award. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2015 and a Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2019, where she graduated with honors. Holms is represented by Marrow Gallery in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset district.

https://www.jordanholms.com/


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All classes, unless otherwise noted, meet at 800 Chestnut Street, between Jones and Leavenworth. You can find directions to campus on the SFAI website.

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