Contemporary International Art (ARHT2624)


This unit of study examines contemporary international art and craft. Focus is on art materials, technologies and processes, along with recurrent themes and issues raised in work from selected regions. The course is organised thematically, and its international frame is not centred on Europe and the U.S. An important component of the unit is the analysis of contemporary art writing and curatorial practice. Tutorials will include visits to significant exhibitions including the Biennale of Sydney. Students are encouraged to work with contemporary museum holdings.

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


1x4000-4500wd total essay or curatorial proposal and tutorial paper (100%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ARHT1001 and ARHT1002



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