Modern Art History

This course will give you overview of some of the most significant shifts in art practice through the 20th century to the present. You will be introduced to debates in art and art history and engage with an exploration of stories and disputes that have coloured art practice in the past 100 years...

Taught by: Paul O'Kane, Theo Carnegy Tan, Tutor to be confirmed.

Description

This course will give you overview of some of the most significant shifts in art practice through the 20th century to the present. You will be introduced to debates in art and art history and engage with an exploration of stories and disputes that have coloured art practice in the past 100 years.

The course will equip you with the critical tools needed to approach the themes, ideas, practices and works of modern art and contemporary art. Your learning will be supported by study trips to the Tate Modern and seminars at the college.

Who should take this course?

Although designed to follow on from the Introduction to Art History that runs at the National Gallery, it is also suitable for those who have not studied art history previously.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Tutor: The tutor on this course changes depending on the course dates. Tutors’ biographies are provided below. If you need to know which tutor is teaching a specific course, please contact us at Short Course Enquiries.

Tutor information

Paul O'Kane is an artist, writer and lecturer who has consistently engaged with art, art theory and art history as vehicles for social critique and political change. But he tends to investigate his theme 'in the round', considering it both historically and formally as well as in terms of contemporary practices.

Paul runs several courses and seminars across the University of the Arts London, including a Level Two undergraduate seminar at Camberwell college titled 'Art, Politics & Revolution'. Paul has also taught and supervised dissertations on the Art & Politcs MA at Goldsmiths College.

Theo Carnegy-Tan is an arts academic and journalist from London. He studied History (BA 2:1, Oxford Brookes) and Critical & Cultural Theory
(MA First, Westminster) before delivering talks at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art and beginning work with Central Saint Martins. He
currently writes critical articles and reviews for Times Quotidian, Be-Art and Blue Labyrinths.

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Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • a pen and notebook.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
13/01/2017 - 17/03/2017Fridays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£495Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
03/04/2017 - 07/04/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£495Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
21/04/2017 - 23/06/2017Fridays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£495Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket