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Designed for students who are interested in critical approaches to the impact of globalisation, migration and the international circulation of Visual Culture. This includes an understanding of how art exhibitions respond to issues of globalisation, how activism and critical practices intervene through the arts and their institutions, and how post-colonial experience and theory have moved from geographical margins to cultural centers. Our arena of study is critically positioned in the aftermath of anti-colonial struggles for liberation and of their concurrent processes of self-constitution. On the other hand, it considers the demands of the market to produce cultural references that signify clearly across the globe. In dialogue with these tensions, this program begins to map out how, in the twenty-first century, creative practices constitute new realities within globalisation.
What do you study?
MA Global Arts is made up of a five-week core course and two Special Subjects. Additionally, there are collaborative research projects and short residencies at international, affiliated institutions. The taught part of the programme enables you to identify and prepare the area of independent research you will carry out in your dissertation.
1. The core course has two strands and considers the writings of Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Gayatry Spivak, Trinh T. Minh-Ha and others, and strengthens students‘ understanding of the salient theories and concepts that inform the field of Global Visual Cultures.
2. Special subjects are 15 weeks, in-depth-taught courses based on the current research interests of staff. They enable you to focus on an aspect of contemporary art, cultural theory or contemporary thought that particularly interests you.
Compulsory Special Subject: Geographies, Irit Rogoff, Simon Harvey
This course engages with an expanded notion of the geographic, specifically the shift from classical post-colonial geography to issues of contemporary cartography. Drawing on key theoretical texts and the works of artists, architects, curators, activists, and philosophers, it explores such issues as urbanity, globalisation, mobility, conflict, migration, citizenship as well as critical concepts as governance, smuggling, informal economies and counter cartography.