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Contemporary Art of the Asia-Pacific Region FST213


This unit is offered in alternate years only and subject to enrolment quota.


This unit introduces students to the development of contemporary art within the Asia Pacific region over recent decades. It focuses on a range of critical debates including art and politics, art and religion, art of the diaspora, globalisation and national identity. These topics are explored in conjunction with exhibitions that have played a major role in promoting and fostering Asian art, including the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (Brisbane) and others held in South-East Asia, Japan, China and the Indian sub-continent. Student learning is developed through a series of presentations, reading group sessions and curatorial exercises.


Unit name Contemporary Art of the Asia-Pacific Region
Unit code FST213
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

Dr Brigita Ozolins, guest lecturers

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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1 100301

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FST102 or 25 points introductory level Asian Studies units


Teaching Pattern

1-hr lecture, 1.5-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)


Reading group presentation (10%),
1000-word exhibition proposal and annotated bibliography (25%);
Illustrated exhibition proposal presentation (15%),
2000-word essay & catalogue package (50%)

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