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Global Art - CATE2018

Year - 2019

Our current era of biennales and international galleries compels a wider analysis and a rethinking of basic forms and definitions of contemporary art. This unit of study focuses on how the worldwide production and dissemination of contemporary art interacts with ideas about nationalism, ethnic identity, and cosmopolitanism, and seeks to test the limits of the conceptualization of the global in art.

1x2-hour seminar/week

short visual analysis (20%) and small group presentation (10%) and major essay (70%)


(THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or BDES1011


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Sydney College of the Arts
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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