Course overview

Why are some artists and artworks regarded as more ‘important’ than others? Who decides and on what basis? What criteria underlie such judgements, and how stable are they? What are the implications of all this? If you want to know the answers, come along and join the class discussion. This course gives you the ability to learn something new and meet new people.

Course description

A canon is a group of works that are considered to be high quality and representative of a field. In the art world, some artists and artworks are considered to be ‘greater’ or ‘more important’ than others. But how are these judgements made, and by whom? How can they change over time? We will discuss these questions, looking at a range of practical examples, and consider some of the issues – for example in terms of exclusivity and exclusion – that they raise.

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