Units of Study

ARHT2614 - Expand your Mind: Pollock to Psychedelia

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Prof Roger Benjamin


The long decade of the American 1960s profoundly affected how we think about art. Beginning with the legacy of Abstract Expressionism in the late 50s, the course studies the interplay between high art, popular art and the culture industry. Pop Art, Minimalism and Performance formed against a background of political protest and the rise of rock music. From high formalist criticism to the aesthetics of psychedelia, the unit will examine the interactions of youth culture and the mass media.


1x2500wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd artworks review (30%), class participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


ARHT1001 and ARHT1002


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