AHT3102 - International art 1945-1990 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Art

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Rex Butler

Coordinator(s)

Dr Jan Bryant

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

12 credit points at second year level in Art history and theory, or Theory of Art and Design, Visual Culture or permission from Unit Coordinator.

Prohibitions

TAD2102, TAD2112, TAD3112, AHT2102

Notes

This unit was formerly coded TAD3102

Synopsis

International Art 1945-1990 covers the art produced in the second half of the 20th century and its relevance to contemporary practice. Various actions, interventions and critiques of institutions, museums and the art market will be considered, as well as feminist, queer and non-Western perspectives. An objective of the unit is to reach an understanding of the way art-historical discourses promote and exclude certain practices and practitioners (especially due to gender, race, sexuality and location), with an emphasis on incorporating recent research on artists who were previously excluded from the historical "canon".

Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify a number of major Western and non-Western artists and art movements after the War;
  2. Apply a range of methodological approaches to this art;
  3. Employ a critical perspective onto existing constructions of art history;
  4. Demonstrate an ability to respond to thoughtfully and critically respond to images in one's own words.

Assessment

Assignment 1,500 words (20%)

Research essay 2,500 words (40%)

Slide test (40%)

Workload requirements

12 Hours per week including; 3 contact hours and 9 hours independent study or equivalent.

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