Exhibitions are not only a way to present creative works. They are also a way to make meaning, generate ideas and communicate with an audience. This unit will present key contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates and guide you through ways to describe and analyse them using curatorial approaches.
The unit will introduce curatorial practice as both a mode of creative expression as well as critique and outline professional practice exemplars and industry guidelines including WHS considerations. You will be asked to explore and define critical cultural contexts that are relevant to creative practice (your own and others) using research, writing, presentation, making, critique and reflection.
The assessment tasks will integrate different forms of communication including oral presentation and discussion, project planning, writing and making. You will have to opportunity to test ideas for an exhibition and consider the interplay of text and design in exhibition catalogues.
|Unit name||Critical Practices in Art: Exhibitions|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr. Svenja Kratz
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Discuss contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates in artistic contexts using appropriate terminology in written and oral forms.
- Identify and describe the connections between a variety of cultural debates and creative practice (your own and others).
- Integrate processes of thinking, making and curating as critical discourse.
- Follow institutional and industry guidelines for professional practice in the visual arts.
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FSA121 AND FSA122
Weekly (3 hour) session comprised typically of a lecture and tutorial with an expectation of an additional 3 hours independent work. (13 weeks, including an independent study week).
Task 1: Exhibition Proposal (20%)
Task 2: Exhibition Plan (30%)
Task 3: Catalogue and Essay (30%)
Task 4: Journal and Activities (20%)
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