A critical study of international art practice and theory between 1970 and 1985, including installation, conceptual and performance art, and the emergence of postmodern, feminist and other alternative art practices.
The focus of this course is the perceived crisis in the visual arts that emerged in the late 1960s when traditional art practices, such as painting and sculpture, and ideas, both in criticism and art history, were being challenged and new visual and theoretical approaches began to gain increasing prominence. The rejection of Modernism's formalism was interpreted not only as a crisis for painting and sculpture, but also as an attack on prevailing ideas about the nature of art. These themes include: The legacy of the 1960s; alternative art practices; art and the other; subjectivity and authorship and the impact of postmodern ideas on traditional forms and institutions.
|Paper title||Art in Crisis 1970-1985|
|Subject||Art History and Visual Culture|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$904.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- One 200-level ARTH, ARTV, HIST ot VISC paper
- ARTH 320, ARTH 420, ARTV 406
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of History, Art History and Visual Culture's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Judith Collard
- Course materials will be made available electronically.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Scholarship, Interdisciplinary perspective,
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- Learning Outcomes
- To introduce students to the broad range of theoretical discussions and practices in art produced during and about this period
- To encourage students to critique ideas about the function and nature of art in Western culture
- To encourage the development of communication skills both in written form and verbally through both essay writing and the engagement with ideas and issues within the classroom