Contemporary Art and its Politics: Visual Culture, Social Practice and Activism
- The course will equip students with critical and analystical skills on contemporary art and issues around gender, race, class, political economy and ideology. The students of this course will be able to acquire knowledge around recent debates in the area of visual art, including films and video clips, and an understanding of the values and qualities of cultural activities, involving those taking place in official institutions such as museums, art fairs and biennials, or unofficial settings such as various subcultures and scenes.
- Introduction: Contemporary Art and Its Politics
- Curating Cultures and Cultures of Curating
- The Social Turn in Art
- Art and Cultural Policy
- Museums Biennales and Art Events
- Art and Activism
- Art and Value
- Post-Human Aesthetics
- PresentationThe student needs to select one of the course readings and present in the class. The presentations should be around 10-15 min followed by a couple of questions.
- Essay2.500 words, font Times New Roman, size 12 including references, footnotes and bibliography
- Critical analysisThe students should write an one page review related to how a particular art work (or cluster of works) that they will choose from a list produce meaning, identities, political and moral standpoints, what they oppose/ affirm and so on.
- Interim assessment (3 module)0.2 * Attendance + 0.2 * Critical analysis + 0.4 * Essay + 0.2 * Presentation