Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course surveys the historical rejection of the artistic values of Modernism. Students will become familiar with recent critical developments of Postmodern art and gain an understanding of contemporary approaches to creating art and theorising its value and meaning.
On successful completion of this course students will:
(1) gain appropriate skills in research methodology in art theory and history;
(2) acquire knowledge of the cluster of theoretical concepts and art trends which characterised the Postmodern era as it is now historically defined;
(3) develop the ability to both critically evaluate a given work of art, within its cultural context, and express informed analysis in written and verbal form;
(4) develop a critical understanding of the nature of contemporary visual arts practice.
Postmodernism- a definition
Pop and popular culture
Feminism-the issues and artists
Death of the artist?
Art in the public domain
The photographic image
Postmodern Design and Architecture
Art and Money
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term