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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF2105 New Directions in Art since the 1980s

20 creditsClass Size: 46

Module manager: Dr Urszula Szulakowska
Email: U.S.Szulakowska@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students must have completed at least 20 credits from the following list of modules: ARTF1045, ARTF1046, ARTF1041, ARTF1042, ARTF2000.

Pre-requisites

ARTF1041Museum/Country House Studies 1
ARTF1042Museum/Country House Studies 2
ARTF1045A Story of Art I
ARTF1046A Story of Art 2
ARTF2000Stories of Art:An Introduction

Module replaces

ARTF2007

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

PRE-REQUISITES: Students wishing to take this module as an elective must have completed at least 20 credits from the following modules: ARTF1045, ARTF1046, ARTF1041, ARTF1042 or ARTF2000This module considers the variety of art-practices that have developed within the contemporary art-market since the 1980s, such as post-modernism and conceptual art, politicised practices, late mannerist modernism, popism, neo-expressionism and brutism, arte povera, the return to figuration, feminist critiques and post-colonial discourses. A special study will be made of contemporary Australian art or of other recent world art. Special consideration will be given to the effects of digital technology on art-practice. These developments in art practice and theory will be analysed critically in their relation to political and socio-economic changes in contemporary western culture, specifically the marketing of art as a luxury commodity within a consumerist market. Such developments will be analysed from the viewpoint of various critical cultural theories.Assessment: 1 x 1 hour exam (50%) and 1 x 2,000-3,000 word essay (50%)

Objectives

On completion of this module students should have acquired an informed and critical understanding of a wide range of key images and their historical context from the area of contemporary European and American art from the 1980s to the present. They should have acquired a broad range of analytical tools and an awareness of appropriate critical discourse. Students should comprehend in some depth the manner in which the international art-market operates and its effects on the character and role of the artist. They should have developed a critical, discriminative view of the art-industry.

Skills outcomes
Verbal and written fluency in constructing a logical and coherent argument.
Use of audio visual aids
Participation in group discussions
Co-ordination and dissemination of a range of historical, contextual visual information
Using bibliographies and databases


Syllabus

The subject of this module is the variety of art-practices that have developed within the contemporary art-market since the 1980s, such as post-modernism and conceptual art, politicised practices, late mannerist modernism, popism, neo-expressionism and brutism, arte povera, the return to figuration, feminist critiques and post-colonial discourses. A special study will be made of contemporary Australian art or of other recent world art. There will be occasion for students to undertake individual studies of contemporary work in different parts of the world, in addition to European and American art. Special consideration will be given to the effects of digital technology on art-practice. These developments in art practice and theory will be analysed critically in their relation to political and socio-economic changes in contemporary western culture, specifically the marketing of art as a luxury commodity within a consumerist market. Such developments will be analysed from the viewpoint of various critical cultural theories.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture102.0020.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

150 hours - class preparation including researching textual and visual materials/reading/preparation
30 hours - essay research and writing

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- attendance
- participation in a group presentation
- participation in class discussion

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 3,000 word essay50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 08/04/2009

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