1. Week 1: Module Introduction – What is Contemporary Art? 5 items
    Seminar Reading
    1. Required Reading: 1 item
      1. Introduction: Contemporary Art Inside Out - Terry Smith

        Chapter essential Please read ‘Introduction: Contemporary Art Inside Out’, pp. 1-10

    2. Suggested Further Reading: 4 items
      1. Art in theory, 1900-2000: an anthology of changing ideas - Charles Harrison, Paul Wood 2003 [i.e. 2002

        Book recommended

      2. After modern art: 1945-2000 - David Hopkins 2000

        Book recommended

  2. Week 2: The Making of Contemporary Artists 7 items
    Seminar Reading
    1. Required Reading: 2 items
    2. Suggested Further Reading: 5 items
      1. London art schools 2015

        Book further reading

      2. Art subjects: making artists in the American university - Howard Singerman c1999

        Book further reading Please read pp.125-186.

      3. Hornsey 1968: the art school revolution - Lisa Tickner 2008

        Book further reading

  3. Week 3: Art and Popular Culture 11 items
    Seminar Reading
    1. Required Reading: 3 items
      1. After modern art: 1945-2000 - David Hopkins 2000

        Book essential Please read David Hopkins, 'Blurring the Boundaries: Pop Art, Fluxus, and their Effects' , pp. 95-128

      2. Andy Warhol - Andy Warhol, B. H. D. Buchloh ©2001

        Book essential

      3. Monitor: Pop Goes the Easel Sunday, 28 Sep 2008

        Audio-visual document essential also available on BBC iplayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00drs8y/monitor-pop-goes-the-easel

    2. Suggested Further Reading: 8 items
      1. Collected words: 1953-1982 - Richard Hamilton (1982)

        Book further reading Please read Richard Hamilton, ‘Glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking Cinemascope and Stereoscopic Sound’ , pp 112-131

      2. The sixties art scene in London - David Mellor, Barbican Art Gallery 1994

        Book further reading

      3. The world goes pop - Sarah Wilson 2015, ©2015

        Book further reading

      4. Pop art: a critical history - Steven Henry Madoff 1997

        Book recommended

  4. Week 4: Conceptual Practices 7 items
    Seminar Reading
    1. Required Reading: 2 items
      1. Rewriting conceptual art 1999, ©1999

        Book essential Please read pp. 1-10

      2. New art in the 60s and 70s: redefining reality - Anne Rorimer 2001

        Book essential Please read Anne Rorimer, 'Medium as Message/ Message as Medium' , pp. 71-111

    2. Suggested Further Reading: 5 items
      1. Art in theory, 1900-2000: an anthology of changing ideas - Charles Harrison, Paul Wood 2003 [i.e. 2002

        Book further reading Please read Art & Language ‘Editorial introduction to Art-Language’ [1969] , pp. 885-90.

      2. Theories and documents of contemporary art: a sourcebook of artists' writings - Kristine Stiles, Peter Selz 1996

        Book further reading Please read Sol Lewitt, ‘Paragraphs on Conceptual Art’ (1967) ,pp987-991

      3. Booktrek: selected essays on artists' books (1972-2010) - Clive Phillpot 2013, ©2013

        Book further reading

  5. Week 5 : Land and Environmental Art 6 items
    Seminar Reading
    1. Required Reading: 2 items
      1. Land and environmental art - Jeffrey Kastner, Brian Wallis 1998

        Book essential Please read Brian Wallis, ‘Survey’ , pp. 18-41

      2. Robert Smithson: the collected writings - Robert Smithson, Jack D. Flam c1996

        Book essential

    2. Suggested Further Reading: 4 items
      1. Robert Smithson: the collected writings - Robert Smithson, Jack D. Flam c1996

        Book further reading

      2. Land and environmental art - Jeffrey Kastner, Brian Wallis 1998

        Book further reading

      3. A Rough Guide to Environmental Art - John E. Thornes 11/2008

        Article further reading

  6. Week 6: READING WEEK 0 items
  7. Week 7: The Body and Performance 11 items
    Seminar Readings
    1. Required Reading: 5 items
      1. Body art/performing the subject - Amelia Jones c1998

        Book essential Please read Amelia Jones ‘Introduction’ 1998, pp. 1-17

      2. Where is Ana Mendieta?: identity, performativity, and exile - Jane Blocker 1999

        Book essential Please read Jane Blocker, ‘Introduction: Where is Ana Mendieta?’ 1999, pp. 1-27

      3. Please watch these two short films of Marian Abramović talking about the body and performance:

    2. Suggested Further Reading: 6 items
      1. Body art/performing the subject - Amelia Jones c1998

        Book further reading

      2. The feminism and visual culture reader - Amelia Jones 2010

        Book further reading

      3. Bachelors - Rosalind E. Krauss 2000, c1999

        Book further reading

      4. Performance art – Art Term | Tate

        Webpage further reading Tate, Performance Art accessed at http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/p/performance-art

      5. Participation - Claire Bishop 2006

        Book recommended

  8. Week 8: Photography, Film, Video and the Internet 8 items
    Seminar Reading
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. What is cinema? - André Bazin, Hugh Gray c2005

        Book essential Please read André Bazin, ‘The ontology of the photographic image’, pp. 9-16

      2. 'Photography: Restructuring the Pictorial', - Anne Rorimer

        Chapter essential Please read Anne Rorimer, 'Photography: Restructuring the Pictorial', pp. 113-153

      3. The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility

        Chapter essential Please read ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technical Reproducibility’, pp. 101-133

      4. , ‘Video and Film Space’, - Chrissie Iles

        Chapter essential Please read Chrissie Iles, ‘Video and Film Space’, pp. 252-262

    2. Suggested Further Reading: 4 items
      1. The photograph as contemporary art - Charlotte Cotton 2014

        Book recommended

      2. Themes in contemporary art - Gillian Perry, Paul Wood 2004

        Book recommended Please read Steve Edwards, ‘Photography out of Conceptual Art’, pp. 137-159

      3. Bachelors - Rosalind E. Krauss 2000, c1999

        Book recommended

  9. Week 9: Contemporary Cultures of Display 13 items
    Seminar Reading
    1. Required Reading: 3 items
      1. Collecting the new: museums and contemporary art - Bruce Altshuler c2005

        Book essential Please read pages 1-9

      2. ‘Introduction' - Thomas McEvilly

        Chapter essential Please read Thomas McEvilly, ‘Introduction', pp. 7-12

      3. New museum theory and practice: an introduction - Janet Marstine 2006

        Book essential Please read ‘Introduction’, pp. 1-36

    2. Suggested Further Reading: 10 items
      1. Contemporary cultures of display - Emma Barker 1999

        Book recommended

      2. A companion to museum studies - Sharon Macdonald 2006

        Book recommended

      3. Virtual Museums - Emily Magnuson 08 March 2011

        Webpage recommended

      4. Museums in a digital age 2010, ©2010

        Book recommended

      5. Turner Prize Timeline

        Webpage recommended Please click on and read content of six links that cover the history from 1984-2014

  10. Week 10: Globalism and Global Art 14 items
    Seminar Reading
    1. Required Reading: 1 item
    2. Suggested Further Reading: 13 items
      1. The global art world: audiences, markets, and museums - Emanoel Araújo, Global Art and the Museum (Project), Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe 2009, ©2009

        Book recommended

      2. Global conceptualism: points of origin : 1950s-1980s - László Beke, Queens Museum of Art c1999

        Book recommended

      3. What was contemporary art? - Richard Meyer 2016

        Book recommended

      4. Reading the contemporary: African art from theory to the marketplace - Okwui Enwezor, Olu Oguibe, Institute of International Visual Arts 1999

        Book recommended

      5. A companion to modern African Art - Gitti Salami, Monica Blackmun Visonà 2013

        Book recommended

      6. What is contemporary art? - Terry Smith 2009

        Book recommended

      7. The world goes pop - Sarah Wilson 2015, ©2015

        Book recommended

  11. Course Extracts 13 items
    1. Week 2: The Making of Contemporary Artists 2 items
    2. Week 3: Art and Popular Culture 1 item
      1. Andy Warhol’s One Dimensional Art, 1956-1966 - Benjamin H.D. Buchloh

        Chapter essential Please read Benjamin Buchloh, ‘Andy Warhol’s One Dimensional Art, 1956-1966’, pp. 1-48

    3. Week 4: Conceptual Practices 2 items
      1. Rewriting conceptual art 1999, ©1999

        Book essential Please read pp. 1-10

      2. 'Medium as Message/ Message as Medium' - Anne Rorimer,

        Chapter essential Please read Anne Rorimer, 'Medium as Message/ Message as Medium' , pp. 71-111

    4. Week 5: Installation, Land and Environmental Art 1 item
      1. A Sedimentation of the Mind: Earth Projects (1986) - Robert Smithson

        Chapter essential Robert Smithson, ‘A Sedimentation of the Mind: Earth Projects’ (1968) pp. 100-113

    5. Week 9: Contemporary Cultures of Display 6 items
      1. Collecting the new: museums and contemporary art - Bruce Altshuler c2005

        Book essential Please read pp. 1-9

      2. New museum theory and practice: an introduction - Janet Marstine 2006

        Book essential Please read ‘Introduction’, pp. 1-36

    6. Week 10: Globalism and Global Art 1 item
      1. Introduction to Part II: 'The Transnational Transition' - T Smith

        Chapter essential Please read Introduction to Part II: 'The Transnational Transition'

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