Contemporary Issues in Art

Course code AART3105Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

The emphasis in this study is on the examination and critical analysis of topical issues in contemporary visual arts, particularly from the last 10-15 years. It will expose students to a range of new global art practices and to the parameters of current and leading edge debates.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an informed awareness of contemporary trends in various art mediums
2. Show an understanding of critical perspectives on visual arts based issues and an understanding of how they impact on their own practice
3. Demonstrate writing and research skills appropriate to the needs of a graduate visual artist
ContentWith emphasis determined by prevailing issues, topics may include but are not limited to:

- Relational and socially-engaged art
- Post-production, sampling and appropriation
- The hyperreal and the digital
- The mundane and the everyday
- The Indigenous frame
- More than Post Modern - Regional Modernisms
- Globalism and the artist as traveller
- The 'new sincerity'
- Art and technology - from bio- and eco-art to the post-human
- Interspecies art
- The 'new spiritual'
Replacing Course(s)AART3000
TransitionStudents who have completed AART3000 are not eligible to enrol
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments3500 words
Other: (please specify)Tutorial Analysis Exercise
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentRequisite - Enrolment in this course is limited to students in the Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AART3105