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ARTV230 Special Topic: New Zealand Art

This paper spans the history of art-making practices in Aotearoa/New Zealand from the arrival Māori settlers until the present day. Examining a wide range of artefacts and images, many of which are located in Dunedin, it examines the evolving relationship between artworks and society throughout the nation's history, paying special attention to issues of cultural diversity. Focal topics within the paper include the differing roles of art and creativity in Māori and European cultures, the pleasures and dangers of cross-cultural representation, the pursuit of 'just' forms of representation for all New Zealanders and the changing social functions of art and artists throughout history. In learning to reflect critically on these issues, students will develop their awareness of the complex role that art has played in shaping New Zealand culture and society.

This paper will be 100% internally assessed.

Paper title Special Topic: New Zealand Art
Paper code ARTV230
Subject Art History and Visual Culture
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
(i) May not be credited together with ARTH 218, ARTH 319 or ARTV 330 with the same content.
Contact
judith.collard@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Judith Collard
Lecturer: to be announcednced
Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • To deepen students' knowledge of the range of art produced in twentieth century New Zealand and to encourage them to develop a critical appreciation of relevant art works
  • To consider how critical perspectives have shaped New Zealand art history
  • To encourage the development of communication skills, whether written, verbal or visual, through image recognition and cognition and essay writing
  • To encourage 'hands on' contact with leading examples of New Zealand art sourced locally

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T2 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40

Consideration of the development of art in the USA during "the American Century", when America became a global superpower in economics, technology, politics and culture.

A survey of art in the USA during the "American Century", when America became a dominant force in economics, technology, politics and culture.

This paper examines American art from the World's Columbian Exposition (1893) to the collapse of the World Trade Center against the context of the turbulent social and economic changes of the period. Looking both "high" and "low", we will examine a broad array of cultural production - painting, sculpture, public art, printed ephemera, motion pictures, the illustrated press, poetry, literature, expositions and exhibitions.

We will explore the various ways in which American artists have responded to unique aspects of the American experience and have sought to produce a distinctly American art. Among the issues to be considered are: national definition through art; the changing relation of American art to European culture; immigration; multiculturalism; art institutions; state patronage of the arts; American consumer culture; freedom of expression; and cultural democracy.

Paper title Special Topic: 20th-Century American Art
Paper code ARTV230
Subject Art History and Visual Culture
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 100-level ARTV, ARTh, HIST or VISC points; or 54 points.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
(i) May not be credited together with ARTH 218, ARTH 319 or ARTV 330 with the same content.
Contact
erika.wolf@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Erika Wolf
Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • To develop students' knowledge of American art and cultural history.
  • To cultivate understanding of the specific critical issues relevant to the study of national cultures.
  • To provide students with a historical context for understanding contemporary developments in global culture.
  • To develop communication, research, and visual analysis skills.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41
T2 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41