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ARTHIST 324

: Power and Piety: The Baroque
2020 Semester Two (1205)
The use of art to display, enhance, and justify political power and piety and to promote political and religious ideologies in the major power centres of seventeenth-century Europe in the Baroque period. Refers to the work of artists such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Velasquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Le Brun, Jones and Wren.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: HISTORY 243 and 15 points at Stage I in Art History or 15 points at Stage II in Art History, and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 224, 306
352

ARTHIST 331

: Framing the Viewer: 20th Century Art
2023 Semester Two (1235)
The rise of Modernism saw the development of art which is reflexive, which draws attention to itself and the illusion of representation, making us reflect about what art is and how it affects the viewer. This course is designed to enable students to develop their own reflexivity and critical awareness through a study of the 'classic' movements of the twentieth century, such as Cubism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Op, Pop and Conceptual Art.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Art History and 15 points from ENGLISH 206, FRENCH 244, HISTORY 241, PHIL 212, or 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 231
353

ARTHIST 331

: Framing the Viewer: 20th Century Art
2021 Semester One (1213)
The rise of Modernism saw the development of art which is reflexive, which draws attention to itself and the illusion of representation, making us reflect about what art is and how it affects the viewer. This course is designed to enable students to develop their own reflexivity and critical awareness through a study of the 'classic' movements of the twentieth century, such as Cubism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Op, Pop and Conceptual Art.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Art History and 15 points from ENGLISH 206, FRENCH 244, HISTORY 241, PHIL 212, or 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 231
354

ARTHIST 332

: Art Crime
2023 Semester One (1233)
Explores the growing trend of art crime through a focus on five primary areas: theft, fraud, smuggling, forgery, and vandalism. These will be examined within the context of international and New Zealand case studies, including the theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911, Nazi looting in World War II, and thefts during the Iraq War in 2003. Ways to curb such crime, particularly the development of art crime squads, will also be discussed.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 230
355

ARTHIST 333

: The Art of Gender Politics
2024 Semester One (1243)
Explores the intersection of gender and ethnicity with the visual arts. Emphasis will be on art forms and traditions in Aotearoa/New Zealand, the United States, Canada and Australia, with some reference to the Pacific, including photography, film, jewellery, tattoo and textiles.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: GENDER 208 and 15 points at Stage I in Art History, or 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed, or 30 points in Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice
Restriction: ARTHIST 233, 319
356

ARTHIST 334

: Ways of Seeing Contemporary Art
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Examines some central concerns that have arisen in late modernist art, exploring the moves, intensifications and political implications of art in the post-1968 period: dematerialisation of the art object, site-specificity, the artist in a commodity culture, activism, questions of identity, notions of looking and spectatorship, interactivity, new media, contemporary censorship and debates about the place of the aesthetic.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: Any 30 points from Art History, History, Media and Screen Studies, or Philosophy
Restriction: ARTHIST 204
357

ARTHIST 334

: Ways of Seeing Contemporary Art
2022 Semester One (1223)
Examines some central concerns that have arisen in late modernist art, exploring the moves, intensifications and political implications of art in the post-1968 period: dematerialisation of the art object, site-specificity, the artist in a commodity culture, activism, questions of identity, notions of looking and spectatorship, interactivity, new media, contemporary censorship and debates about the place of the aesthetic.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: At least 15 points from FTVMS 203, HISTORY 206, PHIL 212 and 15 points at Stage I in Art History or 15 points at Stage II in Art History, and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 204
358

ARTHIST 334

: Ways of Seeing Contemporary Art
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Examines some central concerns that have arisen in late modernist art, exploring the moves, intensifications and political implications of art in the post-1968 period: dematerialisation of the art object, site-specificity, the artist in a commodity culture, activism, questions of identity, notions of looking and spectatorship, interactivity, new media, contemporary censorship and debates about the place of the aesthetic.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: At least 15 points from FTVMS 203, HISTORY 206, PHIL 212 and 15 points at Stage I in Art History or 15 points at Stage II in Art History, and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 204
359

ARTHIST 335

: Contemporary Art in Aotearoa NZ
2024 Semester One (1243)
Focuses on contemporary art in Aotearoa New Zealand from the 1970s to the present, beginning with the later modernist period, exploring the innovations and contributions of Māori and Pākehā artists, and charting its influences and evolution into post-object, and contemporary practices. The development of Pacific art as well as practices that engage with feminism and gender are also a focus.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 103, 235
360

ARTHIST 335

: Contemporary Art in Aotearoa NZ
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Focuses on contemporary art in Aotearoa New Zealand from the 1970s to the present, beginning with the later modernist period, exploring the innovations and contributions of Māori and Pākehā artists, and charting its influences and evolution into post-object, and contemporary practices. The development of Pacific art as well as practices that engage with feminism and gender are also a focus.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 103, 235
361

ARTHIST 335

: Contemporary Art in Aotearoa NZ
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Focuses on contemporary art in Aotearoa New Zealand from the 1970s to the present, beginning with the later modernist period, exploring the innovations and contributions of Maori and Pakeha artists, and charting its influences and evolution into post-object, and contemporary practices. The development of Pacific art as well as practices that engage with feminism and gender are also a focus.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 103, 235
362

ARTHIST 336

: Artists and Patrons in Renaissance Italy
2023 Semester One (1233)
A journey into the motivations and inspirations behind the production of art in Renaissance Italy, this course examines the social, economic, religious and political relationships between patrons, artists and artworks c.1400-c.1520 in a variety of civic, religious, familial, artistic and spatial contexts. It ranges from Florence to Milan, the Medicis to the Sforzas, Duccio to Donatello, Leonardo to Michelangelo.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 236
363

ARTHIST 336

: Artists and Patrons in Renaissance Italy
2021 Semester Two (1215)
A journey into the motivations and inspirations behind the production of art in Renaissance Italy, this course examines the social, economic, religious and political relationships between patrons, artists and artworks c.1400-c.1520 in a variety of civic, religious, familial, artistic and spatial contexts. It ranges from Florence to Milan, the Medicis to the Sforzas, Duccio to Donatello, Leonardo to Michelangelo.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 236
364

ARTHIST 338

: Māori Art History: Mana Taonga
2022 Semester One (1223)
Considers Māori visual art from arrival from the Pacific to the present day. Examines how artists critically negotiated current notions of identity in their work. Forms including moko, carving, weaving, architecture, film and contemporary art are explored through key ideas such as gender politics, patronage, and repatriation. Artists examined include Raharuhi Rukupo, Te Kooti, Pine Taiapa, Lisa Reihana and Ralph Hotere.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: At least 15 points from ANTHRO 207, HISTORY 252 and 15 points at Stage I in Art History or 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed, or 30 points at Stage II in BGlobalSt courses
Restriction: ARTHIST 102, 238
365

ARTHIST 345

: The Art of Majesty: Tudors and Stuarts
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Examines the role of art, architecture and material goods in communicating magnificence and legitimising political power in Tudor and Stuart England. Coverage includes Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Anne of Denmark and Charles I and artists and architects such as Hans Holbein, Marcus Gheeraerts, Anthony van Dyck and Inigo Jones.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 245
366

ARTHIST 346

: Global History of Photography
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Overview of photography’s global history, beginning with proto-photographic forms and ending with a consideration of digital technology and social media. Art photography is examined alongside journalistic, scientific and ethnographic paradigms of photographic practice. Conceptual issues such as socio-cultural power relationships and diverse representations of time lie at the heart of this course.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Art History and 60 points passed
Restriction: ARTHIST 246
367

ARTHIST 348

: Special Topic: Who am I?: Photography and the Construction of Identity
2024 Semester One (1243)
Considers the camera’s involvement in the construction of identity in global photography and in Aotearoa New Zealand from the 1960s to the present. Explores photography’s role in representing selfhood at a time when human identities and experiences are increasingly produced and manipulated through the camera’s lens, and distributed via the Internet.
Subject: Art History
Prerequisite: 15 points passed at Stage II in the BA
Restriction: ARTHIST 248
368

ARTHIST 701A

: Art for the City and the Court
2022 Semester One (1223)
Examines the production, patronage and display of art and its function within the political, religious and social frameworks of the early modern court and the city. It focuses on Amsterdam and The Hague in the Dutch Republic and London as the epicentre of the Stuart court. The full panoply of visual and material culture are discussed including painting, sculpture, tapestries, clothing, jewellery and interior decoration.
Subject: Art History
To complete this course students must enrol in ARTHIST 701 A and B, or ARTHIST 701
369

ARTHIST 706

: Public Art: Politics and Process
2020 Semester One (1203)
Examines the politics and process around modern and contemporary public art and monuments, predominantly sculpture. Topics include: the challenges of public space, patronage, issues of nationalism and cultural identity, memorialisation (e.g., war and Holocaust memorials), and the urban environment. Issues and controversies around international case studies and local practice are studied in relation to work in Europe, North America, and Australasia.
Subject: Art History
Restriction: ARTHIST 717, 719 To complete this course students must enrol in ARTHIST 706 A and B, or ARTHIST 706
370

ARTHIST 706A

: Public Art: Politics and Process
2021 Semester One (1213)
Examines the politics and process around modern and contemporary public art and monuments, predominantly sculpture. Topics include: the challenges of public space, patronage, issues of nationalism and cultural identity, memorialisation (e.g., war and Holocaust memorials), and the urban environment. Issues and controversies around international case studies and local practice are studied in relation to work in Europe, North America, and Australasia.
Subject: Art History
Restriction: ARTHIST 717, 719 To complete this course students must enrol in ARTHIST 706 A and B, or ARTHIST 706
371

ARTHIST 722A

: Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age
2024 Semester One (1243)
A broad range of critical approaches to the art and life of Rembrandt. The course is taught in seven modules: these comprise the socio-political milieu in which he worked, the historical documents of his life, the artworks he produced, the technical aspects of his work, the organisation of his studio and mechanics of the art market, the issue of authorship and the critical reception of his life and work.
Subject: Art History
Restriction: ARTHIST 737 To complete this course students must enrol in ARTHIST 722 A and B, or ARTHIST 722
372

ARTHIST 725

: Concepts in Contemporary Art
2024 Semester One (1243)
Examines the cross-fertilisation of theory and praxis, philosophy and art, materialism and idealism in the arts. It will be taught in four thematic units – Body/Mind; Representation/Experience; Self/Other and Materialism/Conceptualism – testing how visual theory bridges the gap between these dual terms. Students will learn to apply a number of important critical theories to their understanding of art, and importantly, to fine-tune those theories through visual experience.
Subject: Art History
Restriction: ARTHIST 724, 729 To complete this course students must enrol in ARTHIST 725 A and B, or ARTHIST 725
373

ARTHIST 725

: Concepts in Contemporary Art
2021 Semester One (1213)
Examines the cross-fertilisation of theory and praxis, philosophy and art, materialism and idealism in the arts. It will be taught in four thematic units – Body/Mind; Representation/Experience; Self/Other and Materialism/Conceptualism – testing how visual theory bridges the gap between these dual terms. Students will learn to apply a number of important critical theories to their understanding of art, and importantly, to fine-tune those theories through visual experience.
Subject: Art History
Restriction: ARTHIST 724, 729 To complete this course students must enrol in ARTHIST 725 A and B, or ARTHIST 725
374

ARTHIST 730

: Exploring Pacific Art
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Focuses on a range of Māori and Pacific art forms. Themes dealt with include indigenous and migrant voices, memory and notions of belonging, popular culture and its interface with gallery practices, and stereotypes and representation. These topics will be discussed alongside relevant Māori and Pacific writers and theorists, including Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, Albert Wendt and Epeli Hau’ofa.
Subject: Art History
Restriction: ARTHIST 732, 736 To complete this course students must enrol in ARTHIST 730 A and B, or ARTHIST 730
375

ARTHIST 730

: Exploring Pacific Art
2023 Semester One (1233)
Focuses on a range of Māori and Pacific art forms. Themes dealt with include indigenous and migrant voices, memory and notions of belonging, popular culture and its interface with gallery practices, and stereotypes and representation. These topics will be discussed alongside relevant Māori and Pacific writers and theorists, including Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, Albert Wendt and Epeli Hau’ofa.
Subject: Art History
Restriction: ARTHIST 732, 736 To complete this course students must enrol in ARTHIST 730 A and B, or ARTHIST 730