- Code ARTV6811
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Visual Arts
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Visual Arts, Museums and Collections, Creative Arts, Politics
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
In this course we undertake experiments with "social practice" and "social sculpture", where the structure and direction of the relationships that constitute the art situation are activated to become politically engaged. This kind of art practice sets up a constructed situation as a framework in which participants have, or are intended to have, agency in the production of the work. The experimental nature of the construction of situations does not determine what the artwork is in advance of its audience. It is constituted by the dialogue or interaction that the situation elicits. The course will centre on student-led projects developed within specific contexts, which will require context-specific research and knowledge acquisition. These projects will not necessarily be undertaken individually, and the way in which students become involved in each other's projects will be an important exercise in negotiating different roles. Social practice is also becoming an important form of outreach for museums and so the projects will address the future implications of this as well as situating their methods in relation to the history of dialogue and participation in art practice.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- use, create and discuss social practice methods in contemporary art practice;
- realise, document and present artworks that critically engage with the politics of participation and authorship in contemporary art contexts;
- conduct research into practices and discourses around social art practice and apply findings to research and creative production within a specific context; and
- analyse and substantiate artistic outcomes with research and rationale.
Other InformationSchool of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Contextualising research (20) [LO 1,3,4]
- Critical reflection, 1000 words (10) [LO 1,3,4]
- Project and developmental works made in response to discourse around social art practice and a specific context (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Assessment will be based on the Rubric for this course. Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide formative feedback on work in progress. (null) [LO null]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent student research, studio production, reading and writing.
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