HART3375 Twenty-first Century Art

Credit
6 points
Offering

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then 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.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the History of Art major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit provides students with the unique possibility to engage with art that is relevant to their lives today by exploring art of the twenty-first century. Particular focus is devoted to contemporary practice and thought about art that has formed within a technologically rich context. Attention is given to discourses surrounding artistic responses to the world today and to how particular ecological, political, social and technological concerns of the twenty-first century inform artistic practice. The unit provides essential tools for researching and recognising alternative art histories to identified dominant narratives. It incites an awareness of the key debates surrounding the intersection of art and the twenty-first century world. Students also develop the general ability to conduct independent research in novel areas and an ability to think creatively and clearly construct and express new ideas and arguments.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and understand a diverse range of texts, ideas and art forms of the art of the century; (2) articulate knowledge specific to the field in both written and spoken form and apply such knowledge to the analysis of art; (3) integrate visual and aesthetic analysis of artworks into historical and theoretical arguments; (4) discern the intersecting theoretical approaches and identify the key issues that have arisen in art over the last decade; (5) make a clear and logical argument with theoretical underpinning and critical evaluation of the literature; and (6) establish substantial connections between art of the twenty-first century and the broader cultural milieu.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) short essay; (2) research paper; and (3) seminar 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 rules
Prerequisites:
at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility:
VISA2265 Twenty-first-century Art, VISA3375 Twenty-first-century Art
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week
Note
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