SUMMER AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA 1

HUS2NG1

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Summer at the NGV is a gallery-based subject that explores and develops an understanding of contemporary art directly from the summer exhibitions held at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Students will investigate and study from the NGV's major summer international exhibition Between Two Worlds | Escher X nendo, which is the first major Australian exhibition to feature the work of Dutch artist M.C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo. While the subject content is embedded within the exhibition, students will explore key conceptual ideas from various positions including art and social history, visual art practice, philosophy and theory, design and architecture. The subject will be delivered at the NGV (International) and will be taught by NGV curatorial and educational staff and La Trobe University academics from multiple disciplines.


SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HUS3NG2

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop, research and evaluate ideas and concepts through critical and reflective thinking and writing.

Activities:
Produce written assignments that are underpinned by research, critical thinking and observation. Critically review and contextualise artworks either as individual objects or within a grouped narrative in an exhibition context.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate the ability to analyse and contextualise either individual or collaborative artworks and objects.

Activities:
Produce written assignments that are underpinned by research, critical thinking and observation. Critically review and contextualise artworks either as individual objects or within a grouped narrative in an exhibition context.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Place art historical and design practice within broad historical, contemporary, theoretical and critical context.

Activities:
Produce written assignments that are underpinned by research, critical thinking and observation. Critically review and contextualise artworks either as individual objects or within a grouped narrative in an exhibition context. Contribute to group discussions to explore complex conceptual ideas that inform the artist's practice and the curatorial rationale of the exhibition.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Write with clarity to describe creative works and complex ideas which inform both contemporary and art historical and design practices.

Activities:
Produce written assignments that are underpinned by research, critical thinking and observation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Reflect critically on the relationship between the visual arts and design practice.

Activities:
Produce written assignments that are underpinned by research, critical thinking and observation. Critically review and contextualise artworks either as individual objects or within a grouped narrative in an exhibition context. Contribute to group discussions to explore complex conceptual ideas that inform the artist's practice and the curatorial rationale of the exhibition.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Summer 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size10

Enrolment information Quota based on security and logistical parameters set by the National Gallery of Victoria Subject coordinator to monitor enrolments Subject coordinator to monitor enrolments

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 06 - 07
One 6.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via blended.
"Classes will be delivered at the National Gallery of Victoria (St Kilda Road) over two weeks. Week 1: Wednesday 6 February - Friday 8 February. Week 2: Wednesday 13 February - Friday 15 February. All days will run from 10am - 4pm. There will be a public lecture scheduled on one evening which is compulsory. This date will be advised on LMS and Student Learning Guide."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1,200 word review of the exhibition30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
800 visual analysis response to an individual artwork or object20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Summer 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size25

Enrolment information Quota based on security and logistical parameters set by the National Gallery of Victoria Subject coordinator to monitor enrolments Subject coordinator to monitor enrolments

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 06 - 07
One 6.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via blended.
"Classes will be delivered at the National Gallery of Victoria (St Kilda Road) over two weeks. Week 1: Wednesday 6 February - Friday 8 February. Week 2: Wednesday 13 February - Friday 15 February. All days will run from 10am - 4pm. There will be a public lecture scheduled on one evening which is compulsory. This date will be advised on LMS and Student Learning Guide."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1,200 word review of the exhibition30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
800 visual analysis response to an individual artwork or object20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05