Faculty of Arts


Global Art Histories

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for ARTHIST 115.


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.

Availability 2012

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Dr Gregory Minissale
Dr Caroline Vercoe


ARTHIST 115: 15.0 points

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