|| AH30110 |
|| ART AND SOCIETY 1: ASPECTS OF NON-WESTERN VISUAL CULTURE |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Mrs Moira Vincentelli |
|| Semester 1 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 Hours |
|| Seminar || 5 Hours |
|| Essay || || 50% |
|| Exam || 2 Hours || 50% |
This module examines selected aspects of non-western visual culture in their social and historical context and considers on-going interchange between cultures through trade, colonialisation and tourism.
The module aims to:
examine selected aspects of non-western visual culture in their social and historical context
consider the on-going interchange between cultures
examine critically the concept of 'primitivism' and notions of 'art' and the 'artist' and 'authenticity'
look at the way non-western art is displayed in exhibitions and museums, promoted in development projects, and marketed in shops.
examine theoretical issues related to: society, colonisation, trade, and tourism, gender, art and craft, and high and low art.
By the end of the module students will possess:
the student will be able to problematise concepts such as ‘art’, ‘the artist’, ‘ primitivism’ and 'authenticity' in the context of the study of World Art and apply these to particular case studies or examples.
the student will be able to recognise the way that cultural exchange through trade, colonisation, and tourism affects the values attributed to art and artefacts and the status of the producers. They will understand the role of museums and exhibitions in this process and they will be able to apply these ideas to particular examples.
the student will develop expertise in note-taking, reading critically, library research, essay writing and the presentation of ideas in class discussion