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ARHT1002: Shock of the Now: Global Art since 1900

Art shapes our cities, streets, galleries, phones and minds. It is now made with every conceivable material, and sometimes none at all. It shocks, challenges, soothes, entertains, engrosses and overwhelms us. This unit charts the history of Modern and Contemporary Art across the world, as it is shaped by and shapes society, politics and environment. It shows current concerns in art , with materials, landscape, self-image, politics, and the body are grounded in a century of global experiment

Code ARHT1002
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate familiar with the major trends in modern global art
  • LO2. identify works of art as belonging to various schools or ‘isms’
  • LO3. understand the dynamic inter-relations between art and society in the modern and contemporary period
  • LO4. use the analytical tools and conceptual grammar needed to discuss modern and contemporary art and film.