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ARTV230 Special Topic: Pop Art, Fashion and Consumer Culture

Focussing on British and American Pop Art, this paper will examine the intersections between art and fashion that arose out of the era of affluence and consumerism experienced by western industrial society in the 1950s and 1960s.

Within both Art and Fashion Design History and Theory there is growing recognition for understanding the inter-relationship between art and fashion, as evidenced in the growth of fashion exhibitions within the art gallery context, increasing collaborative synergies between fashion designers and artists, and the rise of conceptual fashion.

This paper will examine the intersections between art and fashion that arose out of the era of affluence and consumerism experienced by western industrial society in the 1950s and 1960s during the “American Century.” Focussing on British and American Pop Art and fashion this paper will explore the shift from “high”/ or haute coutureto “low” in art and fashion. In addition to considering the influence of American consumer culture on cultural production in this era, this paper will look at Swinging London, the gendered dimension of art and design practice and approaches to subject matter, the boutique as an exhibition space, multiples, celebrity and alliances between fashion designers and artists.

Paper title Special Topic: Pop Art, Fashion and Consumer Culture
Paper code ARTV230
Subject Art History and Visual Culture
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $904.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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Prerequisite
54 points or 18 100-level ARTH, ARTV or VISC points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be taken if ARTH218 was taken in 2011 or 2012
Contact

natalie.smith@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Course Coordinator/Lecturer: Dr Natalie Smith

Textbooks

There is no textbook requirement for this paper.

Readings will be put on eReserve

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Critically approach fashion design as a visual arts practice and understand the inter-relationship between art and fashion (critical thinking, scholarship, interdisciplinary perspective, lifelong learning);
  • Develop communication, research and visual analysis skills (information literacy, scholarship, critical thinking, lifelong learning);
  • Provide students with a historical context for understanding the global transmission of American visual culture (critical thinking, scholarship, interdisciplinary perspective, lifelong learning, information literacy);
  • Understand social and cultural influences in design and art practice (critical thinking, scholarship, interdisciplinary perspective, lifelong learning).

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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
A1 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
A1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41
A2 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41