Curating Art History - HA5001

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn
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5 30 (15)

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2019-20

Overview

This is a module built around a current academically rigorous exhibition (i.e. an exhibition running at the same time as the module). Through studying and assessing an exhibition, students will learn about a varied range of issues involved in curating art history from the logistical to the conceptual. Some of these issues are generic to the challenge of curating, others are specific to the piece of curation which is being studied (and which will from vary year to year). In addition, the course will examine the exhibitions as a multi-platform media event with its own digital dimension, which may generate press or media coverage, and involve other forms of interaction with its audience.

Details

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Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 40
Private Study Hours: 260
Total Study Hours: 300

Availability

This is the level 5 version of the module.

Method of assessment

Critical Portfolio (3000-4000 words) (60%)
Essay (2500 words) (40%)

Indicative reading

Altschuler, B. (2013) Biennials and Beyond – Exhibitions That Made Art History 1962-2002, London and New York: Phaidon Press
Obrist, H. U. (2015) Ways of Curating, London: Penguin
O'Neill, P. (2012) The Culture of Curating and The Curating of Culture(s), Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press
Steeds, L (2014) Exhibition, London: Whitechapel Gallery & MIT Press

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the level 5 module students will also be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the practice of a range of artists (in and across different media)
- demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of a range of conceptual and theoretical issues raised by the practice of curating
- demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of a range of practical and logistical issues raised by the practice of curating
- demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the process of devising, developing and putting on an exhibition
- demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the phenomenon of the art exhibition as a multi-platform media event

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