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VAM4070

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Leigh Astbury

Synopsis

The recurring issues of regionalism and internationalism will be addressed, as will interpretations of Australia as the site of international congruence and influence. The subject will move from discussion of the American influence of The Field exhibition of 1968 to the 'pluralism' of the 1970s: minimal art, performance art and feminism. The focus on the 1980s and beyond will address some of the following: neo-expressionism, appropriation, nomadology, Aboriginality, theoretical issues and the current status of Australian art, including recent developments in abstraction, installation, gay art, 'angry women', photography and cyberculture.

Assessment

First seminar paper (2500 words): 25%
Second seminar paper (3000 words): 35%
Research essay (3500 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Leigh Astbury

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week