- Code ARTV2030
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Visual Arts
- Areas of interest Art History, Classics and Ancient History , Visual Arts, Creative Arts, Arts
- Academic career UGRD
- Gordon Bull
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2016
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This unit will discuss objects and the relationship of people to objects. It will examine key moments in the history of objects over the past two centuries, with an emphasis on the post-war period and the current moment. Starting from motions of the object motivated by and motivating particular modern and contemporary art and craft practices, the unit will examine the production, consumption and distribution of objects, and the ways in which they have been collected, categorised and otherwise deployed to produce meaning.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of important theoretical and historical frameworks for interpreting objects in visual art discourse.
- Apply relevant theoretical and historical frameworks for interpreting objects to contemporary visual art discourse.
- Present written and oral arguments about theories of objects and their relationship with visual culture.
1000 word written essay (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
2500 word essay (45%) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
8 minute tutorial presentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
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A two hour lecture and one hour tutorial per week, seven hours independent study per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Appadurai, A. 'Introduction: commodities and the politics of value', in A. Appadurai, (ed), The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective, Cambridge U. P., 1986.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4528||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|