FIN2037 : Contemporary Art and Globalisation (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Rachel Wells
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
Globalisation has had a profound impact upon contemporary art. Since the fall of Eastern European Communism, the acceleration of global capitalism has been accompanied by considerable changes in the production, exhibition and reception of contemporary art. The number of enormous biennial exhibitions all over the world has risen sharply, showing work by artists from increasingly diverse locations, which often refers to issues related to this situation.
This course will examine the causes and nature of these changes through case studies of contemporary globalised art and its exhibition, and through writing on the subject by art historians and theorists of globalisation. It will further students’ understanding of theoretical concepts surrounding globalisation and their implications for artistic practice. Particular areas of focus will include attitudes towards multiculturalism and the 'Other', the rise of the biennial, the influence of digitisation and the 'network society', and the presentation of the political within contemporary art.
Outline Of Syllabus
The course will examine the relationship between contemporary art and globalisation concentrating on the period from 1989 to present. The focus will be on key practitioners including Santiago Sierra, Doris Salcedo and Do Ho Su, and the relationship of their work to issues such as multiculturalism and the ‘Other’, and the role of the political in an era which has seen the fall of Communism and acceleration of global capitalism. Integral to this will be an examination of the considerable changes that have taken place in modes of display including the rise of the biennial, and the impact of digitisation and the emergence of the ‘network society.’ Consideration of these issues will be informed by theorists such as Nicolas Bourriaud, Fredric Jameson, Paul Virilio and Coco Fusco. The course will be structured around a series of lectures from which seminars will provide opportunity for exploration and analysis of the core thematics.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||60:00||60:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||26:00||26:00||Seminar preparation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||0:30||0:30||Office hours|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||1:00||11:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||80:30||80:30||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|FIN3037||Contemporary Art and Globalisation|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
1. Lectures: to allow definition of the scope of the syllabus, an introduction to a body of knowledge, and modeling of the level and nature of the analysis required
2. Seminars: to encourage interaction and the development of cognitive and key skills; to allow preparation and presentation of directed research on specific issues and case studies
3. Tutorials: to provide feedback and analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of submitted work, and increase awareness of the potential for individual development
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||50||1500 word analysis assignment|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The coursework affords the student the opportunity to conduct research with seminar and peer support into particular areas of interest, to develop their organisational, group work and presentation skills in reporting back to the group and then to demonstrate their ability to think independently using their seminar discussion to inform their individual assignments. Assignments are targeted to develop critical thinking, the ability to develop an argument, visual analysis and theoretical comprehension.