ART: History+Theory+Cultures


Please ensure you have enrolled in the ART: History+Theory+Cultures course in enrolment online before proceeding with preferencing.

(Note: There is a separate page for Fine Art Studio classes and a separate page for Workshop classes.)

The ART: History+Theory+Cultures classes will be for both first and second year students and will be offered under the following course codes:

ART2: History+Theory+Cultures HUSO 2401 (1st year)
ART3: History+Theory+Cultures HUSO 2403 (2nd year)

For year 2 students if you you would like to take one of these classes, you would need to have completed your university elective course in Semester 1.

Please check your student email for details about how to preference for Semester 2.

You must not repeat any class in your preference lists. Every effort will be made to place you in your first preference classes.

IMPORTANT – You must not repeat any class in your preference lists. Every effort will be made to place you in your first preference classes. In addition, you must not repeat a class you have already completed.

To graduate from the  BP201P16 program you must successfully complete four Art: History+Theory+Cultures courses

Please note: although we would like to offer all of the Art: History+Theory+Cultures options below, classes are subject to viability and may not run if numbers are too low.

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Semester 2, 2021
ART: History+Theory+Cultures



    Archie Barry, Hypnic, performance, approximately 4min. Photograph Credit: Vanessa Godden. Source: https://archiebarry.com/hypnic/

    Critical Bodies: Sex, Gender + Representation


    • Dr Grace McQuilten & Dr Tassia Joannides
    • TBC
    • Mondays – 1hr lecture followed by a 2hr seminar class (Times TBC)
    • TBC – Face-to-face OR Online delivery depending on COVID-19 restrictions
    • Open to art & photography students
    This course will examine concepts of gender and identity in contemporary art practice through diverse and interdisciplinary lenses to explore and unpack the social, political and cultural influence of sex and gender on bodies and concepts of self. Key topics will include intersectionality, gender, bodies, sexuality, histories of feminist art activism, representation and culture and will be discussed in context of relevant and diverse cultural, theoretical and historical contexts. You will examine how these topics have forged collective and contemporary understandings of identity in historical and contemporary art practices, as well as considering your own relationship with self and embodied experience.

    Brook Andrew, The Cell, 2017, The Substation, Source: https://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/  event/brook-andrew-the-cell-2

    Modernisms


    • Dr Tassia Joannides
    • TBC
    • Mondays – 1hr lecture followed by a 2hr seminar class (Times TBC)
    • TBC – Face-to-face OR Online delivery depending on COVID-19 restrictions
    • Open to art & photography students
    In this class you will be introduced to key developments, terms and concepts of modernism and their relevant cultural and historical contexts, with reference to issues that are central to practices and ideas in contemporary art. It focuses on the ways in which modernism challenges ideologies and institutions of art, including how artists critique modernism itself. Key topics will include: the avant-garde, industrialisation, abstraction, originality and reproduction, aesthetics and formalism, the ready-made, materiality and process, representation and identity. Material will be drawn from diverse practices from art, craft and design. This class is designed to provide you with a critical foundation and specialised context for your studio practice and to expand your experience, thinking, research and discussion of art.