How do artists engage with the ebb and flow of daily life and the material conditions of the street, the city, and the home? This unit of study focuses on artists who heighten our awareness of everyday by using ready-mades and found objects, by exploring the exotic in the banal, and by creating domestic worlds and the urban-scapes of gritty realism and great imagination.
short visual analysis (20%) and small group presentation (10%) and major essay (70%)
Stephen Johnstone (Ed), The Everyday, London, Whitechapel; Cambridge, Mass; MIT Press, 2008 Nikos Papastergiadis, Spatial Aesthetics: art, place and the everyday, London, Chicago, Rivers Oram, 2006. Elizabeth Shove (et. al), The Design of Everyday Life, New York, Berg, 2007
(THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or (18 junior credit points from Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Table A including (ARHT1001 or CATE1001) and (ARHT1002 or CATE1002))