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ARHT2671: Art, Race and Resistance 1788-Now

2024 unit information

This unit critically analyses the visual culture of modern imperialism and cultural histories of resistance. We engage diverse artistic practices and multiple geographies: from imperial city planning in the metropole to parodic street theatre in the colonies; from exoticized and primitivist colonial imagery to the visual culture of wars of resistance. This unit engages with post-colonial and Indigenous perspectives, critical race theory and debates about global histories of art as tools for critically analysing the visual histories of economic and territorial imperialism, as well as their contentious contemporary legacies.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Art History

Code ARHT2671
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Analyse the role of visual culture in histories of empire from the 19th century to today.
  • LO2. Develop an historical understanding in order to respond to current debates about art and empire.
  • LO3. Use oral and written skills to develop visual analysis.
  • LO4. Clearly communicate about art and empire in oral and written tasks.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote

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