This subject is designed to bring the student's study of art history up to the present. Assuming that history is what is past and has been recorded, it deals with what is happening now, and may or may not become history. It examines the extent, the functions, and the sources of funding and support for contemporary art, and how these things are shaped by practitioners, critics, theorists, journals, the popular press, and the public. Current debates about what to fund and place in galleries, the awarding of prizes, the value of the past and the place of different cultures and ideologies will be looked at. Rather than seeking definitive answers, the course will identify issues and canvass various points of view.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Not available to students who have previously completed ART-3104
Public Funding for the Arts The Role of Galleries The Public and the Popular Press: Who Cares? Are art critics necessary? What should Art School teach? Modernism, Postmodernism, the Emperor's New Clothes The Glossy Journals Should the Artist meet the market? Is Art Useful?
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.