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ARHT3673: Art and the Aesthetics of the Everyday

Students study contemporary and historical art made in response to the ebb and flow of daily life and the material conditions of the street, the city, and the home. They study key texts of the art and politics of the everyday and topics related to the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century theory and practice. Students will focus on artists who heighten awareness of the banal and mundane, of the detritus of life, of gendered distinctions between home and city, and the paradoxical revelation of the marvelous in the everyday.

Code ARHT3673
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 6 credit points at 2000 level in Art History and CASF1001 and CASF1002

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

  • LO1. demonstrate a sound historical overview of the relevance of the everyday as a cultural and aesthetic concept
  • LO2. demonstrate acquisition of analytical tools and appropriate vocabulary needed to discuss historical and contemporary art
  • LO3. apply the acquisition of research skills in relation to the term 'the everyday'
  • LO4. ability to plan, structure and complete well-argued writing
  • LO5. demonstrate skill with visual analysis of objects and artworks
  • LO6. Communicate ideas effectively in academic discourse
  • LO7. Share ideas with peers in class

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.