Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Art and Politics

Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics. We will explore practices and issues related to public space, democracy, equality, participation, justice and affect. By shuttling across art and politics, rather than seeking to produce a synthesis between the two, we probe a range of practices and strategies which, in the encounter between art and politics, play out in numerous forms and very different kinds of social spaces. You will work alongside a mixed constituency of students from Art, Politics, International Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies as well as numerous other disciplines, which means we can take up the challenge to develop frameworks and spaces that are mixed and mobile, and which can operate in trans-disciplinary settings. In such a mixed context, questions about 'autonomy' and the political character of art take on renewed vigour and urgency. Similarly we are able to probe art's potential in times of political and cultural crisis. Why for instance, do contemporary arts practices increasingly claim 'political' origins and motivations, while political parties seek the involvement of art and artists of all kinds? Or, what good are practices that are neither art nor politics?

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,580 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,580 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,580 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 18,620 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,580 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,580 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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