Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 |
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate certificate, diploma or fourth-year honours in art history or the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) or Gender Studies.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Charles Green
This subject focuses on the history of artists' redefinitions of the body and, by extension, of the artist and the artwork. Students will be introduced to contemporary theories of the body, artistic identity, and artistic authorship through an analysis of changing uses of the artist's body. Students will encounter art from the late 1960s to the present, and trace the transition from conceptual art to earth art, body art, and performance art. The subject will engage with issues such as corporate collectives, artist families, the creation of third authors and body doubles, and the redefinition of the erotic. On completion of the subject students should have a knowledge of the theories of artistic identity and artistic production underlying visual art from conceptualism to the present, and be able to locate artistic and critical practices from the period within specific social, historical and theoretical contexts.
|Objectives:||Students who complete this subject will: |
|Assessment:||A 2500 word class paper 50% (due during the semester), and a 2500 word essay 50% (due during the examination period). Hurdle requirement: students must attend at least 75% of seminars and submit both pieces of assessment in order to pass this subject.|
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A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject will: |
Bachelor of Creative Arts(Honours) |
Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
Master of Arts Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management
Art History |
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