Perspectives in contemporary art [capstone]

Lecturer: Vivian K. SHENG

6 credits

This course examines key issues and debates about the production, exhibition and circulation of contemporary art within an increasingly interconnected, yet unevenly developed contemporary art world. Concentrating on key case studies, which engendered, framed, investigated and reflected on contemporary art historical knowledge, this course explores the social, cultural and political contexts where they were created and presented, analysing their form, content, reception and subsequent interpretation. Through the discussion of the legacies of these case studies, this course also interrogates the specific ways in which they have affected contemporary art and its display.

100% coursework

At least one Art History course at the 3000 level and three other Art History courses at the 2000 or 3000 level



“Very informative and accessible to non-art students.”

ARTH4009 student, 2017-2018

“I also appreciate that this course offers me chances to step out of the classroom and appreciate art in a broader sense, e.g. tutorial about calligraphy, visiting PACE and AAA.”

ARTH4009 student, 2017-2018