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Sensation: Contemporary Art - ARHT2624

Year - 2019

What is contemporary art? Today we encounter art on our phones, in the street, at festivals, in the natural environment as well as in galleries. We explore art's expanded field from a global perspective. Themes include the art of de-colonisation, globalization, art and environment, feminism and queer art, traditional and new media, art as spectacle, art curating, aesthetic value, art and the everyday. We spend time at the Biennale of Sydney, explore university collections and city galleries, adding our voices to current art debate.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x2500wd essay or curatorial proposal (50%), 1x1000wd exhibition review (20%), 1x1000wd class presentation in situ (20%), participation (10%)

Additional information
This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.


12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Art History and Film Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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