Very excited to launch a new course! It combines almost a year’s worth of critical studies lectures and seminars, group tutorials and workshops into one term so it’s going to be pretty intense. Designed during the transition from lockdown to whatever it is we have now, it tries to make up for some of the community, context, interaction, challenge, motivation, freedom and future horizons that we lost in the last six months.
The course supports participants as they develop their practice and research, and provides them with a solid background in the histories and discourses of contemporary art. The lectures survey the histories and discourses of contemporary art, demystify the art world and provide multiple entry points into critical theory. The programme fosters collaborative study and provides practical tools in group feedback sessions and workshops on creative practice, research and writing.
By the end of the course participants will have a critical awareness of contemporary art practice, with a road map and toolbox of methodologies for their continuing practice and the confidence to pursue it independently. The course is open to everyone but it is particularly suited to those with a background in art, who wish to develop their practice and extend their knowledge of contemporary art practices and discourses.
CRITICAL & CONTEXTUAL STUDIES IN ART PRACTICE: ONLINE COURSE
Art + Critiqueintegrates practice and theory in a comprehensive programme that emphasises critical inquiry in art practice and research. The course will help you develop your practice and research in a series of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and off-site visits, culminating in a final project presentation. It will provide you with a solid background in the histories and discourses of contemporary art. It will help you address questions about your practice and its context – about what art is, how it is judged and how it relates to society – with opportunities for discussion, exchange and critique.
This course maps the theories and discourses that inform the production and reception of contemporary art, providing a supportive environment to develop your practice and articulate your ideas on the production, exhibition and interpretation of art.
A comprehensive bibliography for the Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice lecture and seminar series. You can use it as a further reading list or to locate references that are not in the handouts. Please click the headings for a drop-down list.