Contemporary Art and Curation (AHV2016)

15 credits

This module will explore the role of the curator and the critical issues which define contemporary art practice today. You will examine the complex structures of the art world, and the impact of digital communications, the climate emergency, decolonisation and shifting notions of identity. In a time of global uncertainty, you will consider how art is able to investigate the present and make meaning from it, leading to an understanding of wider developments within culture and society. You will also speculate on the future of contemporary art, and how cultural institutions and traditional hierarchies of knowledge will need to change in response to the new conditions of contemporaneity.  

The module requires no prior knowledge and is open to anyone with an interest in contemporary art and curation.