Contexts for Art - SAHT1221

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

Course Outline: Download course outline (PDF format)

Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The course exposes students to the different types of contemporary art exhibited locally - in public galleries, dealer galleries, contemporary art spaces, artist run initiatives, community centres and non-art spaces such as shopping malls. Designed to reflect the diversity both of art and the institutions through which it is viewed, this subject is structured around an examination of works in situ. Students are encouraged to engage with work in relation to specific contexts, to consider issues of taste and value and how these are mediated by place and modes of display.
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