Undoing Asia: Artistic Perspectives from the 20th and 21th Centuries
- Module Code:
- Year of study:
- Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4
- Taught in:
- Term 2
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
- Articulate the modern context in which “Asian Art” was conceived as a field of study
- Problematize the geographical and cultural construct of Asia
- Address problems in the historiography and interpretation of modern Asian art
- Understand the ways in which contemporary art and new media intersect with social and political issues in the Asian region
- Develop critical theoretical approaches to art and visual culture
Two hours Lectures
Method of assessment
Two 1 500 words essays (worth 20% each);one two hours exam (worth 60%)
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- Bradley, Mark, and Patrice Petro. Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights. Rutgers University Press, 2002.
- Clark, John, Maurizio Peleggi, and T. K Sabapathy, eds. Eye of the Beholder: Reception, Audience, and Practice of Modern Asian Art. Sydney: Wild Peony, 2006.
- Desai, Vishakha, ed. Asian Art History in the Twenty-First Century. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2007.
- Hsu, Claire, and Chantal Wong (eds.), Mapping Asia. Hong Kong: Asia Art Archive, 2014.
- Kee, Joan. Contemporary Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method. University of Minnesota
- Mercer, Kobena, ed. Discrepant Abstraction. MIT Press, 2006.
- Nakamura, Fuyubi, Morgan Perkins, Olivier Krischer, and Howard Morphy, eds. Asia through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation across Borders. London: Bloomsbury, 2013.
- Prashad, Vijay. Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World. New Press, 2008.
- Yoshimoto, Midori. Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York. Rutgers University Press, 2005.