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ARTV330 Special Topic: Art and Fashion: 1900 to the Present

Exploration of the often contentious relationship between art and fashion since the 1900s. Topics covered include the avant-garde and fashion; the runway show as performance art and fashion exhibitions.

Paper title Special Topic: Art and Fashion: 1900 to the Present
Paper code ARTV330
Subject Art History and Visual Culture
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
One 200-level ARTH, ARTV, HIST or VISC paper; or 54 points 200-level points.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
(i) May not be credited together with ARTH218, ARTH319, ARTH 411, ARTV230 or ARTV 430 with the same content.

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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

Exploration of the often contentious relationship between art and fashion since the 1900s. Topics covered include the avant-garde and fashion; the runway show as performance art and fashion exhibitions.

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: Art and Fashion: 1900 to the Present
Paper code ARTV330
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
One 200-level ARTH, ARTV, HIST or VISC paper; or 54 points 200-level points.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with ARTH 218, ARTH 319, ARTH 411, ARTV 230 or ARTV 430 with the same content.
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).
  • Develop confidence in facilitating discussion on design and art practice through tutorial seminars (information literacy, lifelong learning, critical thinking)
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research skills through locating, evaluating and effectively using ideas and information (information literacy, scholarship, critical thinking, interdisciplinary perspective)

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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