Module Identifier AH30210  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Ms Moira M Vincentelli  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   5 x 2 hours seminars  
  Lecture   5 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Computer Assisted learning test  50%
Semester Assessment 2500 word essay  50%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to

Transferable skills

Brief description

The aim of the course is to examine selected topics and artists whose work has addressed issues of gender and identity. The period covered is 1920 to the present time with an emphasis on contemporary art. The course follows on from Art and Society 1 which deals with non western art and its social context and much of the material in this course looks at artists who are identified with ethnic minorities in the dominant culture - black, latino or Native American. The course also covers artist whose work addresses gender, feminist and gay issues and introduces students to some of the current debates around gender, post-colonialism and representation by examining the work of selected artists and exhibitions.

Reading Lists

** Supplementary Text
Ades, Dawn Art in Latin America Yale U.P. 0300045611
Araeen, Rasheed, The other story : South Bank Centre,
Baddeley, Oriana Drawing the Line Verso Edns. 0860912396
Betterton, Rosemary Intimate Distance Routledge 0415110858
Chadwick, Helen Stilled lives : Portfolio Gallery, 0952060833
Chambers, Eddie Black People and the British Flag E.Chambers 0951329030
Elliot, David Art from South Africa Museum of Mod.Art,Oxford 0905836715
Hiller, Susan. Susan Hiller. ICA,
Isaak, Jo Anna Feminism and Contemporary Art Routledge 0415080150
Kasfir, Sidney Littlefield Contemporary African Art Thames & H. 0500203288
Lowe, Sarah M. Frida Kahlo Universe Bks.,U.S. 0876636075
Lucie-Smith, Edward Race,Sex and Gender in Contemporary Art Art Books International 1874044066
Mulvey, Laura Jimmie Durham Phaidon P. 0714833487
Netherlands Organisation for International Development Africa now : Groninger Museum : 9071691179
Perchuk, Andrew Masculine Masquerade MIT P. 0262161540
Powell, Richard J. Black Art and Culture in the Twentieth Century Thames & H. 0500202958
Rosen, Randy Making Their Mark Abbeville P.,U.S. 1558591613
Spero, Nancy, Nancy Spero : Woman Breathing Das Museum, 3893223762
Spero, Nancy, Nancy Spero. Co-published by ICA / Fruitmarket Gallery / Orchard Gallery / Foyle Arts Project,
Thomas, Nicholas Possessions Thames & H. 0500280975
Vogel, Susan. Africa explores : Center for African Art 0945802099
Williamson, Sue Art in South Africa D.Philip Publishers,South Africa 0864863217
Williamson, Sue Resistance Art in South Africa CIIR 1852870613
Young, Gavin Art of the South African Townships Thames & H. 0500275211
Art and Feminism Phaidon P. 0714835293
Contemporary Art of Africa Thames & H. 0500017131
Contemporary Cultures of Display Yale U.P. 0300077831
Expanding Discourse Icon Edns.,U.S. 0064302075
From Two Worlds Trustees of the Whitechapel Art Gallery 0854880690
Inside the Visible MIT P. 0262540819
Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century Museum of Mod.Art,N.Y. 0870704311
New Feminist Art Criticism Manchester U.P. 0719042585
Power of Feminist Art Thames & H. 0500016437
Reading the Contemporary Institute of International Visual Arts (INIVA) 1899846212

Web Page/Sites
HERON DOCUMENT Baddeley:The Politics of Latin America Art
HERON DOCUMENT Masculinity as Masquerade .pdf


This module is at CQFW Level 6