Visual culture studies 221

Module code VKK 221
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Visual (Post)colonialisms
This module investigates aspects of Africanness, Afrocentrism, multiculturalism, transnationalism and the African diaspora and studies a cross section of work including traditional art, tourist art and the hybrid aesthetics of contemporary African art and visual culture. The module also focuses on the ideology of imperialism and colonialism and its influence on art and visual culture from the nineteenth century onwards. The influence of postcolonial thinking on the deconstruction of the ideology of colonialism is highlighted with reference to landscape and memory, the exotic and primitivism in South African visual culture.

Module credits 20.00
NQF Level 06
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department School of the Arts
Period of presentation Semester 2

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