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 investigates feminist and conceptual perspectives in relation to current painting and broader contemporary practices. Particular attention will be paid to the politics of the gaze, critique of conventions and hierachies and a critical assessment of the art historical cannon. The unit engages with a variety of subversive material and political strategies that articulate the position surrounding these ideas. Students achieve a level of technical and conceptual sophistication as well as a consideration of their works in the context of contemporary art.
On successful completion of this unit, student should be able to:
- apply a conceptual and technical foundation for successful study in a contemporary visual art studio
- extend their conceptual and practical skills in the production appropriate works as a means of creative expression
- apply these works and creative skills and strategies as a form of expression appropriate to the concepts they are investigating
- critically reflect on the place of feminist and conceptual practices in the field of contemporary art, nationally and internationally
- understand the theoretical and historical rationale and context of their work
- produce works that demonstrate a critical and creative attitude to contemporary visual culture
- understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.
Assessment is 100% by folio at mid-semester and end of semester. The folio will be comprised of works produced during the duration of the unit, and may also include student's works made independently of the unit, and a journal which will document on-going progress and research over the semester.
12 hours comprising 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week
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