Painting to Pixels: Contemporary Visual Cultures
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- 27 Feb 2023
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- Recognise and reflect on social, cultural, and ethical issues of contemporary visual cultures.
- Critically discuss a range of ideas and theories related to contemporary visual cultures.
- Demonstrate skills in research and analysis across visual, theoretical and contextual material.
- Formulate reasoned and substantiated arguments about contemporary visual cultures through written and curatorial assignments.
- • Contemporary art.
- • Globalisation and visual culture.
- • Gender and imaging identity.
- • Surveillance and digital image culture.
- • Art after the internet.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed 120 credit points of Level one or Level two subjects.
No additional requirements
What does contemporary art tell us about the world and our place within it? How do artists, museums and curators contribute to debates around globalisation and capitalism? Do we shape our identities through the images we make and consume? How are our ideas of sex, gender and race formed through looking or being looked at? Painting to Pixels interrogates the relationship between images and power in our increasingly visual world. You will examine a number of political, economic and ethical positions through case studies drawn from contemporary art and visual cultures. By developing skills in research, visual and textual analysis, and critical and creative thinking, you will formulate your own responses to vital questions facing our world.
- Critical analysis (1000 word equivalent) Assignment description and rubric provided in the SLG, and on the LMS. Written assignment submitted via Turnitin. (20%)
- Curatorial exercise (1500 word equivalent) Assignment description and rubric provided in the SLG, and on the LMS. Written assignment and project portfolio submitted to Turnitin. (30%)
- Research essay (2000 word equivalent) Essay questions and assignment description provided in the SLG, and on the LMS. Written assignment submitted to Turnitin. (50%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 26 May 23
Textbook information is pending.