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This course will explore a range of approaches to visual culture by artists in the postmodern era, from the explosion of conceptual art and the use of alternative media in the 1970s, to graffiti in the 1980s and the eclecticism of the 1990s and beyond. This course will examine the vast array of artistic expression that developed in the latter half of the twentieth century.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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This course will introduce students to the major artists and key artistic movements in the Postmodern era, focusing on artists working in the United States and Europe, both East and West. The main focus will be Postmodernism, specifically with regard to Postmodern Art. From the explosion of conceptual art and the use of alternative media in the 1970s, to the return to painting in the 1980s and the eclecticism of the 1990s and beyond, this course will examine the vast array of artistic expression that developed in the latter half of the twentieth century. Focused case studies of prominent artists from this period will be studied, as well as more general trends and movements. Students will be familiarised with the most recent developments in the history of art.
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4000-word research essay (40%)
3000-word critique paper (30%)
Conceptual artwork and written discussion (20%)
3000 word essay (100%)
Formative Assessment and Feedback Information.
Feedback will be given in the form of oral and written comments.