Faculty of Arts
Global Art Histories
This course will provide a broad survey of visual art spanning from the early modern period to the contemporary. Students will be introduced to a range of art practices situated within a global context and will consider art works produced in Māori and Pacific cultures alongside Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American traditions.
Some of the themes covered include:
- Representing authority in art: The Mughal Dynasty; Māori and Pacific cultures; the Ming Dynasty; the Stuarts in England.
- Artistic materials and techniques: Persian and Indian art; Māori and Pacific art.
- Art in the colonial period: Africa, India and Māori and Pacific.
- Modernities: China, America, Europe and India.
- Diaspora artists: Mona Hatoum, Yinka Shonibare, Ana Mendieta, Marina Abramovic, Coco Fusco, among others.
ARTHIST 115: 15.0 points