Global Postmodern and Contemporary Art



This course examines global postmodern and contemporary art from the 1950s to the present day. It will discuss transformations in media, authorship, spectatorship, display, and distribution, along with the globalisation of art through art markets, biennales, artistic networks, and museum franchises. Students will learn about key developments such as Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance, Computer Art, and the Social Turn, with particular emphasis upon how these have been interpreted, expanded, and challenged by artists outside of Western metropolitan centres in, for example, Brazil, China, India, Ireland, Japan, and Oceania. In addition to the themes and contexts of postmodern and contemporary art, students will engage with relevant debates concerning economic and cultural globalisation, transcultural exchange, Indigeneity, and postcolonial politics. Lecturer: Dr Timothy Stott.

Date, Time, and Place

Day-time course: Time and venue to be confirmed. This course will be taught online due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. Online lectures may be prerecorded and made available at the time the lectures should be scheduled, or the may be live on Zoom. Live lectures are not necessarily recorded, so you may have to attend at the time stated. for updates or text ‘INFO’ to 087 257 2015.


This lecture-only module comprises of two lectures per week over one term commencing in September 2021.

Course Fees

€150 for the course. The concession rate for the course is €75.* * The concession rate is available to second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is a Social Welfare pension or payment, Jobseekers, Health Board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.


Please check our website after 16 August for updates on enrolment dates and term dates.

Applications in person and by post for 2021-22 courses are suspended.

You may apply online or by phone* as follows:

ONLINE: You may register and pay by credit/debit card online at AFTER enrolments open for each term.

By telephone: Please text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ TO 087 257 2015* and you will receive a call back. Please note that the phone will be very busy during the application period and staff continue to work from home so there may be a delay in replying to you. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

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