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VSA4076

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr 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 unit 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 1990s 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 and 'angry women.'

Assessment

First seminar paper (2500 words): 25%
Second seminar paper (2500 words): 35%
Essay (4000 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

John Gregory

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week