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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF3159 Exploring Boundaries: European and American Exchanges 1947-1972

20 creditsClass Size: 21

Module manager: Dr Kerry 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 2 ARTF coded module

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

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Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to engage in critical discussion on a number of key issues that informed artistic practice and critique in the period concerning questions of identity, medium and place. Through their readings, presentations and essay writing, they will become familiar with a body of theoretical and art critical texts and should be able to undertake analysis of specific works of art. They will have knowledge of both selected artists from the present time and of key figures and discourses of the period, whose legacies in current art they will be able to assess and discuss.

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 course will examine the cultural landscape available to artists, and in particular sculptors, in Europe and the US in the period 1947 to 1972, were many of the concerns that will inform contemporary attitudes came to be formulated. The course shall focus on those artists who sought ways of removing barriers in all aspects of art and life after the war. Their proposed alternatives shall be examined in the light of the shared heritage of Surrealism and Duchamp, and the critique of institutionalised art practices they lead to.. Particular attention will be paid to 'exchanges' amongst artists and groups in the period (Beuys, Paik and Fluxus, Nouveau Realisme and Zero, Happenings, Arte Povera and Land Art.)

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

148 hours - class preparation including researching textual and visual materials/reading/preparing presentations
30 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 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: 01/05/2009

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