Leader: Leigh Astbury
Clayton Second semester 2006 (Day)
Synopsis: The recurring issues of regionalism and internationalism will be addressed, as will interpretations of Australia as the site of international congruence and influence. The unit will move from discussion of the American influence of The Field exhibition of 1968 to the 'pluralism' of the 1970s: minimal art, performance art and feminism. The focus on the 1980s and 1990s will address some of the following: neo-expressionism, appropriation, nomadology, aboriginality, theoretical issues and the current status of Australian art, including recent developments in abstraction, installation, gay art and 'angry women.'
Assessment: First seminar paper (2500 words): 25% + Second seminar paper (2500 words): 35% + Essay (4000 words): 40%
Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week