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Unit details

ACV207 - Fear and Loathing in the Visual Arts: Art Since 1989

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Grennan

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit investigates theoretical discourses surrounding visual arts practice post-1989. Events of 1989 such as the fall of the Berlin Wall (hastening the end of the Cold War Period), Tiannamen Square, the beginnings of the World Wide Web, AIDS activism, the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the aftermaths of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster mark the year as a seminal one in historical, political, social and cultural terms. It also marks the emergence of a new era of shifting borders, the triumph of the virtual (and burgeoning digital media), re-considerations of notions of gender and identity, and the predominance of a postmodern view that held fragmentation and pluralism over the grand narratives of progress. The period also challenges further the boundaries of perceived high and low art.

Assessment

Minor essay, 1200 words, 30%

Independently created visual artwork, 1200 word equivalent, 30%

Curatorial brief, 1600 word equivalent, 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2659$3010

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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