Faculty of Arts


ARTHIST 204

Contemporary Art and Theory


Description

Examines some central concerns that have arisen in recent art. This course explores some of the aesthetic, conceptual and political implications of art in the post-1968 period, the dematerialisation of the art object, site-specificity, the artist in a commodity culture, activism, questions of identity, narrative forms, notions of looking and spectatorship, interactivity, the impact of new media forms, the body and recent debates about the role of representation.  This course is taught concurrently with ARTHIST 334.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Gregory Minissale

Reading/Texts

Robertson and McDaniel, Themes of Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press: 2010)

Whitham and Pooke, Understand Contemporary Art (Hodder: 2010)

Recommended Reading


Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ARTHIST 204: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

Any 30 points at Stage I in Art History or FTVMS 100 and 101

Restrictions

ARTHIST 334


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