6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit was formerly coded TAD3102
International Art 1945-1990 covers the art produced in the second half of the 20th century and its relevance to contemporary practice. Various actions, interventions and critiques of institutions, museums and the art market will be considered, as well as feminist, queer and non-Western perspectives. An objective of the unit is to reach an understanding of the way art-historical discourses promote and exclude certain practices and practitioners (especially due to gender, race, sexuality and location), with an emphasis on incorporating recent research on artists who were previously excluded from the historical "canon".
Upon completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Identify a number of major Western and non-Western artists and art movements after the War;
- Apply a range of methodological approaches to this art;
- Employ a critical perspective onto existing constructions of art history;
- Demonstrate an ability to respond to thoughtfully and critically respond to images in one's own words.
Assignment 1,500 words (20%)
Research essay 2,500 words (40%)
Slide test (40%)
12 Hours per week including; 3 contact hours and 9 hours independent study or equivalent.
See also Unit timetable information
12 credit points at second year level in Art history and theory, or Theory of Art and Design, Visual Culture or permission from Unit Coordinator.