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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF3157 Duchamp and After 1951-2002

20 creditsClass Size: 18

Module manager: Dr K Bristol
Email: k.a.c.bristol@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

ARTF2000 or any level two ARTF coded module.

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to distinguish, analyse and discuss ideas prompted by Duchamp's oeuvre and relate them to issues raised by artists active since the 1960s. They will have a substantial contextual knowledge of Duchamp's work and a critical understanding of his importance as a figure of reference for these artists. Through reading, presentations and essay writing, they wil be able to analyse and discuss individual works and broader issues by a number of individual artists from the period considered.

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

This module proposes a transversal reading of the art of the 20th century through the perspective of the critical reception and artistic legacy of Marcel Duchamp. Analysis of the recent Duchamp historiography and re-interpretation of his key concepts such as the ready-made opticality and notions of reproduction will precede critical discussion of his legacies, in view of the problematic nature of the very notion of 'artistic legacy'. Although the American reception of the artist, and his rediscovery in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s will be examined, attention will also be given to the lesser-known reception of Duchamp in European art. Starting with figures such as Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni and Marcel Broodthaers, we will then explore the impact of Duchamp's thought on the museum institution and questions of art display, commerce and authorship. Critiques of Duchamp, such as Joseph Beuys' claim that 'Duchamp's silence is overrated' and feminist oriented readins from Sherrie Levine through Sylvie Blocher will suggest alternative readings.

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
Seminar112.0022.00
Private study hours178.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

140 hours class preparation including researching textual and visual materials/reading/preparing presentations
38 hours essay

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Non-assessed student presentations
Participation in class discussions
Attendance at seminars

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 2,000-3,000 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 50.00
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: 30/03/2009

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