Issues in Contemporary Art
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Undergraduate Level 1
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
This unit provides you with an introduction to the major theoretical issues of contemporary art with a strong emphasis given to contemporary practice. Theories of seeing and of cultural production are examined and illustrated through examples of contemporary art practices.
You must have a high level of proficiency in the English language and competent essay writing skills.
At the completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- gain familiarity with the relationship between art practice and its art historical context in the late 20th and early 21st century
- consider social, political, philosophical, economic and cultural influences which have shaped the major developments in art
- become familiar with the various critical and theoretical perspectives as a discourse together with its specific language and how this relates to art practice in the late twentieth century.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Art theory and context|
|2||Practices of seeing|
|3||Art, politics and ideology|
|4||Commodity, culture and desire|
|5||Identity and the body|
|6||The persistence of abstraction|
|8||Landscape art and the environment|
|9||Modernism and postmodernism|
|10||Art science and technology|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Certificate of Arts, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
- Diploma of Arts, Griffith University
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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