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Beyond the Museum (12 points)


Leader: Anne Marsh

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The unit will consider the ways in which contemporary artists and theorists have attempted to reform the structure of the art institution. Alternative art practices and spaces in Australia will be considered with reference to events in Europe and America. Marxist and feminist initiatives will be analysed in detail. The concept of the 'global village,' will be examined and the successes and failures of the different initiatives will be studied in relation to contemporary theories and arts policy in Australia.

Assessment: First seminar paper (2500 words): 25% + Second seminar paper (2500 words): 35% + Essay (4000 words): 50%

Contact Hours: 2.5 hour seminar per week

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