SUMMER AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA 1

ARH2NG1

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Summer at the NGV is a gallery-based subject that explores and develops an understanding of contemporary and modern art directly from the summer exhibitions held at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). You will investigate and study from the NGV's major summer international exhibition Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, which offers new and fascinating insights into their unique visual languages and reveals, for the first time, the many intersections between their lives, practices and ideas. While the subject content is embedded within the exhibition, you will explore key conceptual ideas from various positions and learn about art and social history, visual art practice, philosophy and theory and gender studies. The subject is delivered onsite at the NGV (International) and will be taught by NGV curatorial and educational staff and La Trobe University academics from multiple disciplines.


THE SUBJECT WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: WEEK 1: 15-17 JANUARY 2020 / WEEK 2: 22-24 JANUARY 2020. 


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 subjectsN/A

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)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,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. Contribute to group discussions in tutorials, seminars and exhibition visits.
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 (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Place art works and artists 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)
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 (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
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 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)
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 (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Reflect critically on the relationship between the practice of various artists and the society in which their work is made.

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 in tutorials, seminars and exhibition visits.
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 (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 01-08, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size10

Enrolment information Space limitation imposed by the NGV for security reasons. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached. Subject Coordinator to monitor enrolments and manage a waiting list of student enquiries.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 03 - 04
One 6.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 04 and delivered via blended.
"Classes will be delivered at the National Gallery of Victoria (St Kilda Road) over two weeks. Week 1: Wednesday 15 January - Friday 17 January. Week 2: Wednesday 22 January - Friday 24 January. 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 essayWritten assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1,200 word reviewReview of exhibition30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Class presentation (800 word equivalent)Presentation assessment20 01, 02, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Week 01-08, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size45

Enrolment information Space limitation imposed by the NGV for security reasons. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached. Subject Coordinator to monitor enrolments and manage a waiting list of student enquiries.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 03 - 04
One 6.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 04 and delivered via blended.
"Classes will be delivered at the National Gallery of Victoria (St Kilda Road) over two weeks. Week 1: Wednesday 15 January - Friday 17 January. Week 2: Wednesday 22 January - Friday 24 January. 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 essayWritten assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1,200 word reviewReview of exhibition30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Class presentation (800 word equivalent)Presentation assessment20 01, 02, 03, 05