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GE1110 - Exploring Contemporary Art

Offering Academic Unit
School of Creative Media
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18, Semester B 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
 
Course Aims

This course is a broad-view introduction to the development of art in the 20th century, especially after the two world wars. It provides a broad base for contemporary non-artists to appreciate the rich creative innovations as well as social cultural commitment that have impacted today’s art practices around the world, including China. The course covers contemporary art topics, ranging from Dadaism, conceptual art, installation art, performance art, experimental film to video, digital art through the study of existing exhibitions and artists. Through lectures, case studies, class discussion, practical assignments, exhibition visits, and interview with artists, students will learn how to view 21st Century contemporary art in an informed and lively way.

This course aims to introduce the development of art in the 20th century, especially after the two world wars. It provides a broad base for contemporary non-artists to appreciate the rich creative innovations as well as social cultural commitment that have impacted today’s art practices around the world, including China. The course covers contemporary art topics, ranging from Dadaism, conceptual art, installation art, performance art, experimental film to video, digital art through the study of existing exhibitions and artists. Through lectures, case studies, class discussion, practical assignments, exhibition visits, and interview with artists, students will learn how to view 21st Century contemporary art in an informed and lively way.


Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
 
Detailed Course Information

GE1110.pdf

Useful Links

School of Creative Media

Additional Information

This course is opened for all students except SCM students.