HART2223 Modernism and the Visual Arts
- 6 points
|Not available in 2021||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 2 option in the History of Art major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 2 elective
- This unit covers the art historical debates over global modernism and the way that artists responded to colonialism and industrialism as it made its way from Europe to the rest of the world. It focuses on the disciplinary shift from European modernism to global, multiple modernisms that emerged out of situations of cultural contact and exchange. Today, modernism also describes a mode of art that engages with globalisation, with the big picture issues of economic and cultural convergence and collision. The unit develops the student's ability to recognise debates over the nature of modernism and discern their central contentions. It gives students a crucial grounding in a body of art historical knowledge that is necessary for understanding specialist units that follow in Level 3, in fields such as contemporary and new media arts where discourses often engage with and react to modernism.
- Students are able to (1) identify historical and cultural contexts of art historical studies of modernism; (2) analyse some key theoretical and historical moments in the development of modernism's significance within art history; (3) investigate some issues of display, dissemination and museology that relate to artworks produced within modernism; (4) synthesise visual information of modern artworks into broader art historical discourses; (5) make arguments relating to modernism; and (6) use art historical methodologies to derive understanding of relevant artworks.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) short essay; (2) long essay; and (3) tutorial presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Darren Jorgensen
- Unit rules
- HART1000 Great Moments in Art (formerly VISA1000) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
- VISA2223 Modernism and the Visual Arts
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
- Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.
- If this unit is offered as on-campus face-to-face study only, students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.