Examines key theories concerning the role of art in contemporary society, focusing particularly on the effects of globalisation, neoliberalism, digital technology and the changing practices of contemporary museums. Students will develop their knowledge of modern and postmodern art to reflect on key theoretical writers and concepts relevant to an advanced understanding of art in the present era.
- The Sociology of Art
- Precarity as Profession
- After Postmodernism
- Art History after Theory
- The Business of Art
- The Curator-as-Artist
- Museums in the Twenty-First Century
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||reflect critically on key discourses associated with contemporary art|
|2||articulate the differences between postmodern art and contemporary art|
|3||convey advanced knowledge of a variety of contemporary art practices|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of the diverse socio-political contexts affecting the reception of contemporary art.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- reflect critically on key discourses associated with contemporary art
- articulate the differences between postmodern art and contemporary art
- convey advanced knowledge of a variety of contemporary art practices
- demonstrate an understanding of the diverse socio-political contexts affecting the reception of contemporary art.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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