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ARHT6937: Collecting and Exhibiting Asian Art

This unit investigates the rising interest in Asian art by galleries, museums, bi/triennials and their audiences; it explores the politics and issues related to the circulation, exhibition and collection of modern and contemporary Asian art both inside and outside of Asia. Students will achieve a unique insight into institutional settings and curatorial practice in relation to Asian art both internationally and regionally. Critical attention is given to the global interaction between “Asia” and the West, with the aim to ultimately broaden the experience of students who are interested in curating aspects of pre-modern, modern, and contemporary Asian art.

Code ARHT6937
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate a better understanding of major developments in modern and contemporary Asian art, both in and beyond Australia
  • LO2. demonstrate an appreciation for historical approaches to the collection and exhibition of Asian art
  • LO3. analyse narratives of Asian art within the field of art history and the exhibitionary context
  • LO4. critically evaluate the impact of the institutionalisation of Asian art both inside and outside of Asia
  • LO5. effectively articulate a sophisticated interpretation of this cultural production both verbally and in writing.