Contemporary Issues in Art

Course code AART3105
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

With 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)

This course replaces the following course(s): AART3000. Students who have successfully completed AART3000 are not eligible to enrol in AART3105.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) programs.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial Analysis Exercise

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term