Electives_2_2019

 

Electives_sem2_2019

AHT Electives, semester 2, 2019

 

AHT211 The Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics 2: Heidegger to Contemporary

Monday, 5-7pm, AHT211, Ian Greig

The course will trace the evolution of aesthetic philosophy from the early twentieth century to the contemporary via the writing of some key thinkers. The course will introduce students to a diversity of positions regarding art and aesthetics and will highlight art’s dynamic relationship with the broader social, philosophical and political thinking that have shaped our understanding of art throughout the past century.

 

AHT262 Relational Spaces

Monday, 5-7pm, Black Theatre, Jaime Tsai


Course guide: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Relational Spaces 2019.pdf


Group Assignment materials:

NAS Gallery:

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Caught Stealing 1.pdf

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Caught Stealing 2.pdf

Firstdraft Gallery:

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Firstdraft 1.pdf

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Firstdraft 2.pdf


Readings:

Week 1 (Museum Histories): 

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Bennett.pdf

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Krauss.pdf


Week 2 (Exhibition Spaces):

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 O'Doherty.pdf

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Krauss space.pdf


Week 3 (Exhibition Ethics):

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Ethics and Activism.pdf


Week 4 (Curating the Contemporary):

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Bishop Radical Museology.pdf

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Groys.pdf


Week 5 (Planning and Executing an Exhibition):

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262 Curator's Handbook.pdf


Week 6 & 7 - no readings


Week 8 (Duchamp's Spatial Disorder):

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/Work Avoidance The Everyday Life of Marcel Duchamp s Readymades.pdf


Week 9 (Heterotopia):

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262_Of other spaces.pdf


Week 10 (Non-Place):

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262_nonplace.pdf


Week 11 (Walking):

http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT262_Walking.pdf


 

AHT213 Golden Age: Baroque

Tuesday, 5.30-7.30pm, Michael Hill

The course will examine the theory and techniques of the principal European artists of the seventeenth century. The era was once called the “Golden Age” due to the achievements of figures like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Bernini, and Velazquez, which established standards that prevailed for two centuries. Patronage and the social status of art will be addressed, as will the ideological, scientific, and political aspects of the time.


 

AHT269 The Global Lives of Objects: Material Culture in Context

Wed, 12.30-2.30pm, Red Theatre, Priya Vaughan and Molly Duggins


This course examines global material culture and the rich diversity of objects and the processes, knowledge, and meanings embedded therein. Taking a broad, cross-cultural and multi-temporal approach, the course will explore key themes in the study of material culture including: production, use, circulation, exchange, consumption, commodification, colonialism, and haptic and sensorial engagements. Focusing on the cultural biographies of objects students will consider how historical and contemporary objects connect with, undermine, or complicate notions of art, taste, authenticity, tradition, value, identity, and nationhood broadly defined. Building on the material turn in art history, this course aims to explore productive interdisciplinary methodologies for engaging with objects. 

 

TURNITIN  CLASS ID: 21641180

ENROLLMENT KEY (PASSWORD): AHT269


Course guide: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT 269 Course Guide Updated.pdf

 

Week 1. Social Life of the Object

Readings:  http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Appadurai.pdf

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Week 2. The Gift

Readings: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Mauss.pdf

                    http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Eichberger.pdf

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Week 3. Money

EXCURSION TO THE RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA MUSEUM

Readings: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Mclean.pdf

                    http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Bloch and Parry.pdf

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Week 4. Waste and the Anthropocene

Readings: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Bennett.pdf

                    http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Alaimo.pdf

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Week 5. Colonialism in the Archive

EXCURSION TO THE MITCHELL LIBRARY (SLSNW)

Readings: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Hansen.pdf

                    http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Edmonds.pdf

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Week 6. The Sensory Turn

Readings:  http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Sermetakis.pdf

                    http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Corbin.pdf

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Week 7. The Sacred

Readings: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Classen.pdf

                    http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Morgan.pdf 

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Week 8. Death

Readings: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Pointon.pdf

    http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Miller and Parrot.pdf

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Week 9. Student Symposium: Object Biographies


Week 10. Authenticity

Readings: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Hoffman.pdf

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AUSTRALIAN OBJECT SYMPOSIUM (3rd and 4th October)

 

Week 11. Craft

EXCURSION TO THE AUSTRALIAN DESIGN CENTRE

Readings: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Parker.pdf

                    http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Lippard.pdf

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Week 12. Kitsch

Readings: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Olalquiaga.pdf

                    http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT269_Solomon.pdf

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AHT214 Age of Enlightenment

Wednesday, 5.30-7.30pm, Georgina Cole

The eighteenth-century was an era of revolutionary political upheaval, philosophical investigation and artistic change. Through the Enlightenment re-examination of the foundations of human civilisation, society, and relationship to nature, almost all aspects of knowledge were radically transformed. This course focuses on the intersection of art and ideas in the eighteenth century, examining representations of gender, race, social identity, politics, space, feelings and subjectivity, as well as its aesthetic theories. Through a range of seminar topics we will explore the contradictory, yet characteristic fusion of reason and feeling in eighteenth-century culture. 

AHT219 Modern and Contemporary Art in Asia

Wed, 5.30-7.30pm, Shuxia Chen

This course is an introduction to contemporary art in East Asia. This course aims to expose students to a range of relevant art historical approaches and critical perspectives, while examining the development of Asian contemporary art practice through the rise of curatorship, the impact of biennales, and the significance of digital and other new media, and social practice. In particular, the course will focus on photograph as a key medium connecting diverse approaches and other media.