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Installation Art (AHV3012)

15 credits

This module introduces you to the histories and practices of installation art, with particular focus on large-scale contemporary installation works, whether in public venues such as Tate Modern or outdoor public spaces. You will be offered the opportunity to explore a range of installation objects, with early examples drawn from Minimalism to very recent and contemporary examples, including found, architectural and ‘sculptural’ objects. You will engage critically with histories of installation art, scrutinising different accounts of its origins and familiarising yourself with key debates surrounding work from the 1960s to the present and assessing their enduring influence. We consider a range of installation practices, from intermediality and institutional critique to archivalism and the quantified self.