Icons and Anti-Icons: Ten Works of Art
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- 27 Feb 2023
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- Investigate a broad range of theoretical positions that relate to late 20th century art and visual culture.
- Analyse and interpret textual and visual material in relation to a theoretical position.
- Critically research a relevant topic using appropriate data sources.
- Communicate verbally, visually and in writing ideas relating to relevant theoretical material and visual arts practice.
- • Key theoretical movements that inform the art of the late 20th century.
- • Postmodernism and poststructuralism in art.
- • How responses to gender, class and racial inequities have shaped late 20th century art and museums.
- • The diversification of art mediums in the late 20th century, including performance, video, social practice.
- • The relationship between late 20th art and contemporary practices.
- • The complex relationship between art and social change.
- • Close study of 10 key works from the period.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed ART2VMC (Visual and Material Culture) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
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In this subject, you will study ten key works from the 1960s to the early 2000s, to understand how the art and visual culture of the late 20th century paved the way for contemporary practices. Focusing on a selection of artists from around the world, from blockbuster stars to political provocateurs, these artworks will introduce you to the period’s new experimental processes, such as performance, installation, public interventions and video art. Through visual and textual analysis, you will critically engage with the role of art in the emergence of political and theoretical ideas such as feminism and queer theory, environmentalism, postmodernism and postcolonialism. In Icons and Anti-Icons you will gain insight into important theoretical movements, and develop detailed understanding of the practices of influential artists.
- Visual analysis test (1000 words) (30%)
- Creative assessment (1000 words equiv.) (20%)
- Research essay (2000 words) (50%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 26 May 23
Textbook information is pending.