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DD8006

 

DD8006 The Modern and Modernism in Southeast Asian Art

[Studio Contact Hours: 39 hours; Pre-requisites:Nil; Academic Unit: 3.0]

Pre-requisite

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Nil

Academic Unit

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3 AU

Course Description

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Learning Objective

Students will learn to discuss and critically analyze works by artists and texts by key writers who have shaped the principle concepts ideas and ideals of The Modern and Modernism in Southeast Asian art. This will be evidenced by reading assignments, oral presentation presentations and continually-assessed formal essay assignments.

Content

This course studies the modern in relation to the creation and self realization of modern nations and individuals in Southeast Asia. The course will concern various constructions of tradition in relation to varieties of modernism. The historical timespan runs from the 19 century to the mid twentieth century. The course may cover such themes as: Realism, Naturalism, Abstraction, Portraiture and Landscape, Historical Genres and Popular Imagery.

Course Outline

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Topic​

1

• Introduction to the course

2

• Historical Traditions & Constructions of Southeast Asia as a Region

3

• Emergence of the Modern in Art & Creation of Nation States

4

• Representations of Landscape & Figures

5

• The Painting of History

6

• The artist and the modern world

7

• Quiz/Excursion

8

• Essay Writing Skills

8

• Portraiture

9

• Realism

10

• Abstraction

11

• Summary

12

• Feedback on essay outlines

13

• Final Review

Learning Outcome

Knowledge and understanding of the region of Southeast Asia from the perspective of Modern art and its histories.

Student Assessment

  1. Class Participation: 20%

  2. Presentation: 20%

  3. Quiz: 20%

  4. Final Assessment: 40 %

Textbooks/References

Suggested Reading:

  1. John Clark, Modern Asian Art, Wild Peony Press, 2001

  2. Modernity and Beyond, Themes in Southeast Asian Art, editor T.K.Sabapathy, Singapore Art Museum, 1996.

  3. Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, editors Nora Taylor and Boreth Ly, Cornell University Press, 2012.