Faculty of Arts
Concepts in Contemporary Art
This course examines the cross-fertilisation of theory and praxis, philosophy and art. It will be taught in four thematic units - Body/Mind; Self/Other; Representation/Experience; Materialism/Idealism - testing how visual theory bridges the gap between these dual terms. Students will learn to apply a number of important critical theories to their understanding of art, and importantly, to constrain these theories using artworks. To complete this course students must enrol in ARTHIST 725 A and B.
Semester 1 and 2 (full year)
Coordinator(s) Dr Gregory Minissale
Sally O'Reilly, The Body in Contemporary Art (London: Thames and Hudson, 2009)
ARTHIST 725: 30.0 points
ARTHIST 724, 729