This module grounds the historical discussion around issues of sexuality, subjectivity, gender and domesticity, which have taken the central position in women making art since the 1960s, in a broader global circumstance, responding to the urgent need for reconsidering women’s contribution to the constitution and representation of sociocultural and geopolitical realities within the international art world beyond Euro-American centres. The first half of the course reviews key issues and debates in western feminist art movements between the 1960s and 1980s. The inclusion of case studies on the works of women artists, such as Mona Hatoum, Nikki S. Lee, Yin Xiuzhen, Shen Yuan, On Megumi Akiyoshi and others particularly from the second half of the course aims at introducing new artistic contents, and alternative cultural formats and theoretical paradigms to the on-going construction of a feminist history of art within the increasingly interconnected, yet unevenly developed globalizing contemporary society.
Assessment: 100% coursework.
Prerequisite: At least one 2000-level Fine Arts course.