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Australian Postmodernism ( 12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL)


Leader: Leigh Astbury

Clayton Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit will move from the American context of The Field exhibition of 1968 to the 'pluralisms' of the 1970s: minimalism, performance art and feminism. The focus on the 1980s and 1990s will address some of the following: appropriation, nomadology, neo-expressionism, recent developments in abstraction, installation, gay art, angry women, theoretical issues and current architecture.

Assessment: First seminar paper (2500 words): 25% + Second seminar paper (3000 words): 35% + Research essay (3500 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week