production
Skip to Content

HA4889: PERFORMANCE ART EAST AND WEST (2014-2015)

Last modified: 21 Jul 2014 12:15


Course Overview

This course will examine the phenomenon of performance art as it developed both in the capitalist West and the communist East. By considering the artistic production of Western artists in light of what their contemporaries were doing behind the Iron Curtain, we will arrive at a more nuanced understanding of performance art in general, and in the West. Furthermore, by examining these performances from the East in the context of theories expounded on the avant-garde, we will reconsider the idea of the end of the avant-garde and develop an expanded understanding of postmodern art practice.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Amy Bryzgel

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • History Of Art (HA) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • HA3889 Performance Art East and West (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will examine the phenomenon of performance art as it developed both in the capitalist West and the communist East. By considering the artistic production of Western artists in light of what their contemporaries were doing behind the Iron Curtain, we will arrive at a more nuanced understanding of performance art in general, and in the West. Furthermore, by examining these performances from the East in the context of theories expounded on the avant-garde, we will reconsider the idea of the end of the avant-garde and develop an expanded understanding of postmodern art practice.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 one and a half-hour written examination (30%), in-course assessment (70%). The in-course assessment includes presentations (a group presentation and a performance presentation) (10%), one essay 3,000 words (40%) and a visual-based test (20%).

Resit: Normally no resit available.

NB: All coursework must have been submitted.

Formative Assessment

Feedback will be provided in the form of oral and written comments.

Feedback

None.

Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.