- Art theory and context
- Practices of seeing
- Art, politics and ideology
- Commodity, culture and desire
- Identity and the body
- The persistence of abstraction
- Conceptual art
- Landscape art and the environment
- Modernism and postmodernism
- Art science and technology
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
You must have a high level of proficiency in the English language and competent essay writing skills.
No special requirements
This subject provides 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.
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- Assignment 1 - Essay 1 (40%)
- Assignment 2 - Essay 2 (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Online (20%)
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