Twenty-First Century Art History

In 2011 I’m returning to teaching Art History and Theory again. I’m teaching the core Stage two BFA class. Decided we needed to work on the potential future canon of 21st century art history, but because of the broad studio context for these students, I’m going to take a thematic approach tracing themes such as “the author” back from current usage to the critiques of the 1960s.

Here’s the official blurb:

Semester one
What drives art into the twenty-first century? Why keep making objects, images, events, experiences? This semester we take a look both back and forward as we explore what it means to make art in the early years of the twenty-first century. We frame our discussion through six topic lenses, each one offers a keen thread from the mid-late twentieth century which has remained current for us today. What is the history and continued future of art?

Week 1 15 Feb Introduction: Methods in Art History and Theory
Week 2 22 Feb Timeline Workshop (Making Histories)
Week 3 1 Mar The Author
Week 4 8 Mar Media Specificity
Week 5 15 March The Screen
Week 6 22 Feb White Cubes
Week 7 29 Feb Nature
Week 8 5 April Globalisms