This unit invites you to find your way through the field of contemporary art. You will unpick moments of change and transition within a broader context of local, national, and global histories of art, and to see yourself as an active participant in creating change. Using place-based, cartographic, and visual strategies, this unit introduces you to key contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates in the visual arts and the continued connectivity art practices share with the past.
You will take a critical stance in relation to the role of critical and professional writing, understanding how writing can articulate, define and challenge our thinking about art and its histories. You will be guided through the interrelationship between ideas, discussion, making and writing, enabling you to establish and articular arguments vital to understanding the place of contemporary visual art in a global context. A variety of assessment tasks will bring together reading, writing and making to facilitate the productive links between these modes of creative communication.
|Unit name||Critical Practices in Art: Fields|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Toby Juliff|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Locate and express the critical, historical, cultural, and technological contexts relevant to contemporary creative practice
- Identify and employ processes of discourse, and research methodologies in a range of critical and expressive forms
- Construct critical arguments using appropriate forms of writings and making
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Prerequisites25 credit points of Critical Practices Core
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:FSA321 Critical Practices 3A
On Campus (Hobart and Launceston)
Weekly Workshops (3 Hours)
Plus an additional 7 hours engagement with unit content and self-directed learning per week
|Assessment||Task 3: Journaling (20%)|Task 1: Critical portfolio of writings (40%)|Task 2: Flag (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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