Art history

Pop Life: After Modern Art

Module code: V4134D
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Not yet finalised

Examine developments in western art from 1945 to the present, placing them in a variety of social and cultural contexts.

We begin with Pop Art and its relation to 1950s consumerism. Next, we chart the rise of conceptual art practices in the context of 1960s counterculture.

You explore the challenge that identity politics and feminism presented to a predominantly white, male, Eurocentric art establishment in the 1960s. We’ll also explore the emergence of post-modernism.

To conclude, you look at ‘relational’ art practices in the 1990s and 2000s, along with the rise of the art biennial.