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VAM4070 - Australian Postmodernism

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Leigh Astbury


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


The unit will move from the American context of The Field exhibition of 1968 to the 'pluralisms' of the 1970s: minimalism, performance art and feminism. The focus on the 1980s and 1990s will address some of the following: appropriation, nomadology, neo-expressionism, recent developments in abstraction, installation, gay art, angry women, theoretical issues and current architecture.


First seminar paper (2500 words): 25%
Second seminar paper (3000 words): 35%
Research essay (3500 words): 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week